Ethiopia: A Wing on the Palace

In an age of rockets and revolution, monarchy rarely receives its due. Not so last week in the mountainous realm of His Imperial Majesty Haile Selassie, Emperor of Ethiopia. The Lion of Judah knows how to roll out a red carpet —and indeed when Queen Elizabeth II's bellowing VC-IO jetliner appeared over Addis Ababa last week, an Ethiopian army truck was still nudging its way through the airport crowd with yards and yards of the stuff.

Potholes Paved. There was only one word for all the preparations for Elizabeth's eight-day visit: imperial. Haile...

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