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The lesson of Gaddafi's fall: if you want to be loved, be loveable

Mostly because the new Libyan government claims that Muammar Gaddafi died in a “cross-fire,” the news agencies have not yet come up with the definitive story of his last moments, but a look at mobile phone footage and various news reports allows us to piece together a reasonable and emotionally satisfying narrative.

It seems Gaddafi had been hiding in a fortified compound in his home city of Sirte. As his last stronghold was about to…

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