[Marxism] RNN: Neo-liberalism a greater threat to Libya than tribalism or extreme Islam

Mark Lause markalause at gmail.com
Mon Aug 22 22:05:23 MDT 2011


There was an interesting interview today with out of the international
affairs experts from Cambridge.  I didn't catch his name, but he was talking
about the strategic importance of north Africa to the southern tier of the
European Union, etc.  For this reason, the EU nations are going to want to
arrange loans to get their infrastructure going and rebuild the oil industry
. . . oh, and to pass on the lessons of democratic government.

Given the record, it's hard to make this distinction between neo-liberalism,
tribalism or Islamacist inclinations. These western governments are slow to
learn what's not worked and they have always been inclined to find the most
authoritarian forces in the society as the raw material as their enforcer.

ML



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