Based on interviews with sources ranging from dissidents to diplomats, the book takes the reader behind the wall of piety and medievalism that guards Saudi sensitivities. Discussing the ruling family's self-awarded birthright to wealth and power, Anders Jerichow questions whether it is possible to ignore the rules of the world and still enjoy the protection of the international community?
Table of Contents
FOREWORD, 1. Family Law, 2. Lashed in the School Playground, 3. Bedouin Society, Industrial Nation, 4. Justice, 5. Independence?, 6. Social Outcast by Choice, 7. Protector of the Holy Cities, 8. Women, 9. Torture, 10. Just Allies, 11. 'Saudology', 12. Massari, refugee in Europe, 13. Censorship, 14. Harry Wu, 15. Defector in New York, 16. The Sting, CHRONOLOGY, BIBLIOGRAPHY, ADDRESSES, MAPS AND STATISTICS
Anders Jerichow is Foreign Editor at the Danish daily 'Politiken' and the author of numerous books on the Middle East.