The Nurse’s Tale

Andrew Sullivan —  Apr 13 2011 @ 6:20pm

Oksana Balinskaya describes life in a dictator's palace:

Gaddafi chose to hire only attractive Ukrainian women, most probably for our looks. He just liked to be surrounded by beautiful things and people. He had first picked me from a line of candidates after shaking my hand and looking me in the eye. Later I learned he made all his decisions about people at the first handshake. He is a great psychologist.