He survived Libya

Michael J. Totten writes from Beirut:

My first person account of hanging out in the Great Socialist People’s Libyan Arab Jamahiriya – the most oppressive country in the world after North Korea -– has been published by the LA Weekly: “In the Land of the Brother Leader.”

I don’t know if this is the best thing I’ve ever written, but it’s certainly my favorite. Can you please direct your readers to this one? I don’t think they’ll be mad at you for it.

Michael J. Totten
Beirut, Lebanon

The article’s subhead suggests that the article reads a little like a lost chapter from P.J. O’Rourke’s Holidays in Hell: “Vacation in Libya? Totalitarian tourism and the search for truth…and a good meal.” Please check it out — and be sure not to miss the accompanying photos, including the one of Totten with “Brother Leader.”


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