Inside The Kingdom by Robert Lacey

Inside The Kingdom

byRobert Lacey

Kobo ebook | October 27, 2009

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Following on his 1982 classic, The Kingdom, British journalist and bestselling author Robert Lacey offers penetrating insights into the complex country of Saudi Arabia. Taking the reader from the dramatic seizure of the Grand Mosque in Jeddah in 1979 to the deepening U.S.-Saudi relations during the Persian Gulf War and the increasing alienation of such radical fundamentalists as Osama bin Laden, Lacey presents an unvarnished picture of a country where repression is endemic and religion rules all. Through conversations with a broad range of Saudis, from high princes and ambassadors to men and women on the street, Inside the Kingdom is a story of a people trying to reconcile the religious separatism of the past with the rapidly changing world in which they are increasingly intertwined.
Title:Inside The KingdomFormat:Kobo ebookPublished:October 27, 2009Publisher:Penguin CanadaLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0143178954

ISBN - 13:9780143178958

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Rated 3 out of 5 by from meh. Reading Samuel Huntington's clash of civilization leads one to believe that the world is divided into civilizational blocks that would operate in tandem to achieve its geopolitical objectives with. This book deals with a significant if not the main player from the Islamic block of countries and it does well to shed light on the internal machinations that manifest in the seemingly hard exterior that is projected. Saudi Arabia is an anachronism and a wonder at the same time, though what the reader realizes is that this is largely due to a fragile balance of oil revenues and a marriage between a religious strain and tribal politics.
Date published: 2017-08-03