TUNISIA: End as a Bey

In the old days, no one ever dared arrest a member of the ruling dynasty of Tunisia. But last week Prince Salaheddine, boisterous third son of the Bey of Tunis, languished in a jail charged with attempted murder of a police inspector (he had played once too often his favorite game of driving full speed toward a cop and slamming on the brakes just in time). Salaheddine's arrest was a sign that the end was near. Before the week was out the 76-year-old Bey, whose family has ruled Tunisia for 250 years, was unceremoniously...

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