28 July, 2014
Hey Spencer Ackerman: do you still think Libya ended successfully? | Fredrik deBoer
Hey Spencer Ackerman: do you still think Libya ended successfully? | Fredrik deBoer: As I said at the time, the time frame of genuine humanitarianism– of ensuring that actual human beings are capable of living lives with basic material security and democratic power– is far, far longer than the time frame of pundit careerism. To declare Libya won at that date was wrong on its face, as there was no possibility that anyone could have safely said that security and political stability had been established. Those things take time, and I’m afraid our political media doesn’t have time to wait.