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Libyan, Socialist, Evil

From the Telegraph’s Libya Live feed

The London School of Economics has abandoned its educational program funded by a charity chaired by Saif-al-Islam, son of Libyan leader Muammar Qaddafi, following a “highly distressing” crackdown on government protesters in the North African nation, Bloomberg reports.

What, you just noticed that something is not quite right with Libya, LSE? What prompted this, killing people in public rather than killing them decently in private? I like the “highly distressing” part; imagine a bunch of hard-left academics sobbing into their hankies after a brutal collision with reality.

The London-based school suspended its LSE Global Governance research center, which had received funding from the Gaddafi International Charity and Development Foundation.

Because of course vicious dictatorships have so much to teach the world about “governance”.

Qaddafi’s son is a graduate of the LSE

We need to run an ad campaign with that as the slogan.

6 Comments

  1. Rob says:

    I would have read this a bit earlier had I not been bogged down reading opeds in the Guardian/Independent/BBC Axis of Progressivism all calling for Quadaffi to be charged with crimes against humanity, or something.

  2. Umbongo says:

    The LSE has a pattern of obsequiousness to anyone who can drag along a bit of cash, no questions asked. For instance, it is now home to the “The Grantham Research Institute on Climate Change and the Environment” ( http://www2.lse.ac.uk/GranthamInstitute/Home.aspx ) which is a nakedly propagandist CAGW outfit whose public face is “Bob” Ward the warmist Savonarola (but with less charm and fewer converts) http://www2.lse.ac.uk/GranthamInstitute/whosWho/Staff/BobWard.aspx . I wonder how much reputational damage this outfit must cause to its host before the LSE disowns it.

  3. Johnathan Pearce says:

    Did not one of the sons own a football club in Italy?

  4. NickM says:

    JP,
    Yes, and quite a biggy as I recall.

  5. Bod says:

    Rob,

    The primary reason for their calling for charges was that either he didn’t “Do socialism hard enough” or he did the “bad kind of socialism”.

  6. Paul Marks says:

    Globel Governance – this is so lefists can say “oh those people are so ignorant, they think we are working for Globel Government, how paranoid, we are only developing globel governance”.

    And what is globel governance?

    Oh the establishment of international “positive rights” (i.e. health, education, welfare…..) and the “coordination” of taxes and regulations.

    So nothing like Globel Government…..

    Move along people – nothing is being done, nothing to see here……………

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