Death of a Despot

India Today - - MAIL -

In Muam­mar Gaddafi, the Arab Spring has claimed its first ca­su­alty among rulers (“The Spring af­ter the Colonel”, Novem­ber 7). The Libyan peo­ple have clearly opted for rough and ready jus­tice.

MEGHANA. A, United King­dom The ghastly man­ner in which Muam­mar Gaddafi met his end was ex­pected. The death of the Libyan strong­man re­in­forced the fact that au­to­cratic rule based on blood­shed and vi­o­lence would meet the same fate.

K.R. SRINI­VASAN, Se­cun­der­abad

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