Why Does the Fall of a Strongman Make Us Even More Anxious?

Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi was the first that fell after the Jasmine Revolution, marking an end to a dictatorship that lasted 42 years. The provisional government soon conducted a large-scale purge. Tribes guarded against one another, armed forces fought for lands, and the Al Qaeda prowled around like a hungry lion. Jasmine flowers bloomed, but no one was looking forward to the beautiful midsummer that was about to come. Why is it that the fall of a strongman makes people more anxious?


About the Documentary

Gaddafi: The Endgame
Muammar Gaddafi was the West’s biggest enemy, and a major sponsor of terrorism. However, he was invited to international summits, and was an ally to some Western powers. With a firm grip of power for 40 years, he died the most humiliating way in the hands of rebels. Who exactly was Gaddafi?