Photo Gallery: Desperate Despots
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Photo Gallery: Desperate Despots

Fear of Freedom Democracy Virus Has Dictators Fretting

First it was Ben Ali in Tunisia, then Mubarak in Egypt. Now Libya's Gadhafi is under pressure. From Cuba to China, dictators are watching events in the Arab world with alarm, with full knowledge that ideas are spreading to their populations via the Internet -- and that they could be next.
Von Erich Follath
Translated from the German by Christopher Sultan