Craig Barnes: Ben Barber

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Ben Barber has been a consultant to Saif Qhaddfi's democracy foundation until resigning this week. As the author of 17 books on democracy and modern culture he looks at tribal and family loyalties and predicts a long difficult road for Libya ahead. "Democracy is not just regime change, and no two countries are alike. Libya does not have the width and breadth of middle class that Egypt has and has little infrastructure with which to replace the dictator."  The focus then shifts to Madison, Wisconsin and the destruction of the middle class by the narrowest interests with the most money and the gradual shift of this country toward plutocracy.

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This show series is offered courtesy of KSFR, Santa Fe's Public Radio Station (@101.1FM). Craig's show airs on KSFR every Sat at 9AM MST and is streamed live on www.KSFR.org. His full bio is available at our Guest Bios page.

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