People: May 11, 1998


Have we been too hard on foreign despots? Inside of what appears to be a heartless tyrant like MUAMMAR GADDAFI is there really a sensitive thinker and environmentalist struggling to get out? Pierre Salinger thinks so. J.F.K.'s former press secretary has written the introduction to Gaddafi's first published work of fiction, just arrived in translation in the U.S. Cheerily titled Escape to Hell and Other Stories, Gaddafi's book mostly covers things that chafe him, including football, rock music and especially cities: "Flee from the lethargy and waste, the poison and boredom and yawning. Flee from the nightmare...

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