Monday, January 28, 2013

The Economist really hearts King Faysal

"First, it dwells on foreign policy at the expense of Faisal’s role as a domestic reformer." Reformer?  Unless you refer to his belated abolishment of slavery.  In fact, King Faysal's coup (arranged largely by his lousy brother Fahd) was against the reforms that were orchestrated by the progressive reformers of the King Sa`ud's administration.