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What does "ugly" have to do with it?

Reader comment on item: Assessing Qaddafi

Submitted by Paul Rothberg (United States), Sep 2, 2011 at 17:12

I found the article interesting and informative, but the figure legends that used the word "ugly" were quite offensive. Qaddafi may be evil, but his appearance is not relevant. The use of this word lends a note of superficiality to an otherwise cogent analysis.


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Daniel Pipes replies:

I see it as symbolic of a larger truth.

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