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An egoist's statement of truth

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Submitted by Rebecca Moulds (United States), Apr 17, 2011 at 12:58

Qaddifi certainly knows how to create a sensation: Historian Andrew Roberts has chosen his own Top Ten Quotes from Qaddifi's Green Book that exemplify a special type of mentality. (Quotes 1 and 5 are really mind-blowing). Qaddafi also said, "Freedom of expression is the right of every natural person, even if a person chooses to behave irrationally to express his or her insanity." It looks like Qaddafi has taken his quotes to heart. Not only is it a case of an "empty boast" as Dr. Pipes put it, but also of a mind gone completely astray.

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Yes, Roberts does a fine job of highlighting the book's "mélange of banalities, non-sequiturs, nuttiness, Socialism, Islamicism and pseudo-intellectualism."

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