The Green Book
Qadhafi spelled out his prescriptions for the Libyan Cultural
Revolution in his The Green Book, which grew eventually
to comprise three slim volumes. Many foreign observers who had
compared Libya's Cultural Revolution to the Chinese Cultural Revolution,
naturally compared The Green Book to Mao's Red Book.
Like Mao's Red Book, The Green Book has been
widely distributed both inside and outside the country. Both are
written in a simple, understandable style with many memorable
slogans. In size, both are rather modest, but their impact cannot
be exaggerated. In a sense, The Green Book has vied with
the Quran as the basis for Libya's development, much as The
Red Book attempted to supplant the Confucian system of thought.
Data as of 1987