Peter Worthington has had an amazing life. And his obituary, which he wrote himself, certainly has an arresting opening line.
The people of Libya and other countries in the Middle East and South Asia might not be so keen on democracy after all.
The western press have celebrated the Arab Spring as the struggle for democracy against totalitarian dictatorships, but surveys have come to show that the people of Libya and other countries would prefer a ‘strong leader’.
Only 15% of 2,000 people surveyed by academics from Benghazi and Oxford universities said they wanted a democracy installed by next year and more than 40% wanted a ‘strong’ group or leader.