Toward a theory of autocracy

The Russian head of the World Chess Federation said he spoke Tuesday with Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi and that he remains in Tripoli and defiant.

Kirsan Ilyumzhinov has known Gadhafi for years. His visit to Tripoli in July was among the last times the Libyan leader was seen in public after NATO airstrikes began.

…He said Gadhafi sounded full of vigor and told him he was “certain we will win.”

Ilyunzhinov said he also talked to Gadhafi’s son Mohammed, Libya’s Olympic chief, who said his father’s forces would “drive the rats out of
the city.”

The link is here, via @JamesCrabtree and Natasha.  Of course I also could have titled this post “Toward a theory of the World Chess Federation.”


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