For most Libyans, the despot's gritty demise this week puts an end to a long and bloody nightmare. The country Gadhafi left is war-torn, devoid of civic institutions, and facing a whole new series of questions. Here, a look back at the 'eccentric' life and the 'brutal' 42-year-rule of Gadhafi that rendered the oil-rich country poor and in tatters.
THE WEEK'S AUDIOPHILE PODCASTS: LISTEN SMARTER
- How U.S. special forces are preparing for the worst-case scenario in North Korea
- Here's the schedule very successful people follow every day
- I hate Ayn Rand — but here's why my fellow conservatives love her
- What would a U.S.-Russia war look like?
- The best online movies to watch this weekend
- 7 grammar rules you really should pay attention to
- 7 things the world's happiest people do every day
- The secret to Gabrielle Hamilton's amazing grilled cheese sandwiches
- The weird obsession that's ruining the GOP
- 7 language habits that reveal your age
Subscribe to the Week