Book Review: Global NATO and the Catastrophic Failure in Libya – Lessons For Africa In The Forging Of African Unity, by Horace Campbell

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libya-global-natoIn October 2011, days after the brutal murder of the Libyan Leader, Colonel Muammar al-Gaddafi, NATO General Secretary, Anders Fogh Rasmussen, declared that the NATO mission in Libya had been one of the most successful in NATO’s history. In his new book, Professor Horace Campbell sets out to analyse that claim, and to analyse the totality of NATO’s war against the Libyan people, in the context of African efforts to secure African political and economic unity.

Muammar al-Gaddafi was a military man. He came from a tradition of Third World armed struggle against imperialism. This was a tradition that, by its nature, has been one of secret plans and hidden alliances. Professor Campbell is a man of letters, a man who has devoted his life to a resistance against imperialism based in writing and open, public, activism. It is often difficult for these two traditions to understand each other. There…

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