Articles by Andrew Solomon:

Feb 2013

In Bed With the President of Ghana?

The fact that local propagandists can plausibly suggest that the president of a West African country is in the hands of gay lobbyists reflects a changing world.

Oct 2011

Elegy for Qaddafi

Freedom from Muammar Qaddafi and his family is very good news for Libya; indeed, his demise is good news for the world.

Aug 2011

Enigmas and Lies in Libya

As rebel forces enter Tripoli, the big question is what will happen to the Qaddafi regime.

Mar 2011

Why Qaddafi Has To Go

To contemplate the idea that there would ever be a correlation between what Qaddafi said and what he did is to miss the central tenet of his rule.

Feb 2011

How Qaddafi Lost Libya

Modern Libya is an artificial construct, a remnant of colonialism. The glue holding it together is failing, and the warnings of chaos are real.

Aug 2009

Megrahi’s Compassionate Release

Does the possibility that someone has been wrongly imprisoned increase the imperative to offer compassionate release?

Nov 2006

Conversations: Saved by Sand

The challenge of preservation in Libya.

May 2006

Circle of Fire: Letter from Libya

Libyan officials must far outstrip the Red Queen in her habit of believing six impossible things before breakfast.

Mar 2002

An Awakening From the Nightmare of the Taliban

The Afghans, with their rich culture largely destroyed, are hungry now for the arts.

Jul 1999

The Open Spaces of Mongolia

Into Asia’s enchanting frontier.