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CultureShock! Saudi Arabia by Peter North

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‘I do not feel obliged to believe that the same God who has endowed us with sense, reason, and intellect has intended us to forgo their use.’—Galileo Galilei

 

 

 

 

 

FROM BEDOUINISM TO OPULENCE

Seventy years ago, one might have imagined Saudi Arabia as a country of impoverished Bedouins enduring a life of extraordinary hardship in one of the most forbidding countries in the world. In a few short years after that, oil revenues created the more prevalent public image of the Saudi as a playboy jet-setting around the gambling joints of Europe, then ...

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