"So many tragedies occurred while Former Mexican President Felipe Calderón was in power, people are poorer, the country is in big debt, and there is a lot of corruption…Unfortunately this has been always the case in Mexico, presidents usually leave the country to work or live in a better place."
— Angelica Ortiz Garza, who is protesting Calderón’s move to Harvard University.
In February 2007 Harvard professor Joseph Nye Jr., who developed the concept of "soft power", visited Libya and sipped tea for three hours with Muammar Qaddafi. Months later, he penned an elegant description of the chat for The New Republic, reporting that Qaddafi had been interested in discussing “direct democracy.”
Just one problem: Nye traveled to Libya as a paid consultant for the Monitor Group, a firm that at the time had a $3 million/year contract with the Qaddafi regime. MoJo's David Corn and Siddhartha Mahanta have the scoop on how a US firm used American academics to rehab a dictator’s image. Read the full story here.
U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Jesse B. Awalt/Released