TUNISIA: Second Thoughts

To help tally Aly—who, following ancient Moslem practice, more often than not has no last name—Tunisia has passed a law requiring some 3,000,000 Tunisians with only one name to get another by Sept. 1, 1960. Since he faces a year in jail if he fails to comply, chances are that Aly can.

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