Business: The Life and Times of the Cautious King of Araby

The man whose hand is on the valve of Middle East oil has whipped fine Arabian horses into desert battles and is said to have killed other men in close combat. Today he is guiding Saudi Arabia toward wealth and prominence, and doing much to mold the destiny of the oil-thirsty world. Perhaps more than any other ruler, King Feisal ibn Abdul Aziz al Saud, 67, is a living symbol of the idiosyncracies and aspirations of his country. To the Saudis, he is a kind of Winston Churchill or Sun Yat-sen and, in the...

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