MOROCCO: The Advantage of Enmity

Descendants of the Prophet are numerous in North Africa, but few of them have the prophetic sense so inherently well developed as Hadj Thami El Glaoui, the 80-year-old Pasha of Marrakech. Foreseeing a few years ago that a tough French line might prevail in Morocco, El Glaoui brokered the shady business of selling out Morocco's legitimate Sultan Sidi Mohammed ben Youssef. But when nationalist sentiment rallied around Ben Youssef and forced Premier Edgar Faure into making bargains with Moslem nationalists, wily old El Glaoui had different insight. "Must I become your government's enemy to be deemed worthy of negotiating...

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