Muammar Gaddafi, much maligned and much heralded in equal measure. Hate him or love him one thing is for sure, you can’t ignore his legacy and influence on Pan Africanism and African Political Thought, even as an ex-communicated Pan Arabist.

The Green Book, as its simply known sets out just that, what Ghaddafi called the Third Universal Theory. But what exactly is the political philosophy and ideology of the former Libyan leader? First published in 1975 the Green Book’s ideas on democracy, capitalism, political parties and private ownership have long been dismissed as erroneous. Libya’s disparate citizens who had been forced to study and teach it would testify as such. However, in the Pan African context, Ghaddafi’s ideologies made him a staunch anti-imperialist, playing a pivotal role in the formation of the AU, funding various Pan African initiatives, and pressing ahead with plans to introduce the Gold Dinar – a single African currency backed by Africa’s vast gold reserves. A bold brand of neo-socialism that could well have been as bizarre as ahead of its time.

Join us for this continuation of part one in the examination of Muammar Gaddafi’s theories around housing, land ownership, and money. The question we want to explore is, were they a utopian pipe dream lacking in practical application or does Gaddafi’s Green Book provide a blueprint for a new bread of politics that could end the neo-colonial and neoliberal project of the West once and for all.

Session starts at 6:30 pm GMT/WAT and 1:30 pm EST and will include audience Q&A.

Third Universal Theory 2

Critiquing Muammar Gaddafi’s Green Book

  • May 11, 2022
  • 6.30pm
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