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Star Island Speaker Reports on his Meeting with Moammar Gadhafi

March 22nd, 2011

Robert Putnam, author of Bowling Alone, American Grace: How Religion Divides and Unites Us and Life On A Star I conference guest speaker, wrote about his unusual meeting with Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi in the Wall Street Journal.

On Jan. 19, 2007, my wife, Rosemary, and I spent several hours with Col. Moammar Gadhafi in his tent in the Libyan desert, sipping tea and discussing sociology and political theory. It was a strange encounter at the time, and after the horrific events of the past week in Libya, it seems stranger still.

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