Man Of The Year: A Desert King Faces the Modern world

The oil crisis that has stalked the world since the Middle East's October war presents some internal problems for Saudia Arabia. No one appreciates those problems more than somber King Faisal ibn Abdul Aziz al Saud. Even as OPEC oil, of which Faisal's reserves constitute the largest share, rocks Western economies, the West's relentless thirst for petroleum is in turn forcing far-reaching modernization on Faisal's desert kingdom. Faisal has faced no greater quandary since he displaced his inept half brother Saud from the throne in 1964. At that time, hard as it may...

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