An Inside Look At The Kingdom Of Saudi Arabia
Our guest Robert Lacey has just written his second book on Saudi Arabia. For both books he spent time living in the oil-rich royal kingdom. His first book was banned in SA. In his second book (INSIDE THE KINGDOM: Kings, Clerics, Modernists, Terrorists, and the Struggle for Saudi Arabia) he gives us a history the Kingdom, a description of the centuries-long Sunni-Shia struggle, the reaction of Saudi rulers to the rise of religious militancy and to 9/11. The Saudi Kingdom is full of contradictions and competing forces- it's far from the static state often depicted in Western media.
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