We had a great show for you on Sunday, March 6, 2011.
First, Fareed explained how the revolutions in the Middle East prove the irrelevance of al Qaeda and Osama bin Laden.
Then Fareed sat down with American academic Benjamin Barber to figure out what's going on in the heads of Moammar Gadhafi and his son Saif. Barber, who used to sit on the board of Saif Ghadafi's charitable foundation but recently resigned, has spent many hours with Moammar and even more with Saif. Barber attempted to answer how Saif went from being a PhD student in London who was viewed as moderate, western-educated reformer to a veritable madman threatening "rivers of blood" flowing through the streets of Libya.
We've also had an all-star GPS panel on tap to discuss everything from crises in the Middle East to the budget showdown in America. Joining Fareed this week were:
- Chrystia Freeland, Global Editor-at-Large of Reuters
- David Frum, one time speechwriter for George W. Bush and editor of Frumforum.com
- Nicholas Kristof, the two time Pulitzer prize winning columnist for the NY Times who has just returned from the Middle East
- Eliot Spitzer, the former governor of NY and host of CNN's "In the Arena"
Finally, a last look at just what's en vogue for a deposed dictator.
Here's the transcript.