Tunisia: Endurance Record

Just in time for Christmas, the Tunisian state publishing monopoly has announced that it is putting President Habib Bourguiba's choicest speeches on no fewer than 485 long-playing records costing a mere $ 1 each. So far, the buyers have been Tunisian youth groups, cells of the ruling Neo-Destour Party, trade unions and embassies. When the set is complete (only 320 speeches are available now), Bourguiba fans will be able to hear 450 hours of speechifying on topics ranging from veils and miniskirts to population and polygamy.

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