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October 20th, 2011
06:44 PM ET

Nick Kristof on death of Gadhafi: "This is a huge milestone"

New York Times columnist Nick Kristof has been a frequent guest on "Piers Morgan Tonight," discussing the Arab Spring. He's back on the show tonight to put the death of Moammer Gadhafi into perspective. "This is a huge milestone," he tells Piers Morgan. "This is going to end the opposition to the new Libyan government."

Kristof noted just how monumental this year has been in the region. "At the beginning of this year it would have been inconceivable what happened," he says. Watch the full show tonight, 9pmET, for all the latest news and reaction to the death of Gadhafi.

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  1. E. Kovacs

    Mr. Kristoff, I had agreed with you writing that Americans don't know enough about the rest of the world–nor care that much, I might add. However, the gruesome kilings/lynchings/exeutions of leaders, in which the US was somehow involved, frequently with a lot of civilian deaths, is abhorrent, as is the public display of their plight. This will only make other Arab leaders who feel threatened to be much more extreme, and seek strong alliances with similar coutnries, and Iran, China, the US, and so on. More polarization is not needed in the powder keg part of the world. It's a shame, but it's not the first one the US seems to commit and had committed, adn yet claim to be a good and decent superpower.
    As I said elsewhere, what next? Put up the defeated leaders' head on US embssies, or have them quartered and the parts displayed? I harbor no illusion that we are "kinder' and "more enlightened" than people in other historical times, but I am ukpset that we want to believe this about ourselves, and to try and project this image in the world. People just don't believe it: they have seen with their own eyes.

    October 21, 2011 at 9:11 pm | Report abuse | Reply

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