SAUDI ARABIA: The Slightly Democratic King

The greatest of the few absolute monarchs left on earth has come out—in his own fashion—for democracy. Two years ago, towering, half-blind King Saud of Saudi Arabia, deep in debt in an oil-rich nation, beset by Nasser's efforts to stir up trouble inside the country, was compelled to call upon his more vigorous and cultivated brother, Crown Prince Feisal, to take charge of the country, save its finances, and restore its prestige in the Arab world. Since then, the treasury has been built up, and the throne has not been embroiled in...

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