JORDAN: The Heir of the Hashemites

When the King of Jordan looks upon his 20-year-old brother, Emir Mohammed, he does not see what others see. Hussein remembers only the terrified child crouching in the palace to escape the sporadic rampages of his father.*To the King, that is excuse enough for the behavior of the crown prince, who has suffered from a crippling stammer ever since. But when others look upon Mohammed, they see something else—a tyrannical egocentric in a major general's uniform, and an ever present danger to the throne.

When young King Hussein set off for his good-will tour abroad last spring, he left the...

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