(New) [On Saudi Arabia] AUTHOR Karen Elliott House


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    (New) [On Saudi Arabia] AUTHOR Karen Elliott House free download ☆ eBook or Kindle ePUB ã Karen Elliott House Karen Elliott House ã 3 characters An excellent book I was familiar with the utter corruption misogny racism and hypocritical religiosity of the country but the poverty? The dispossesion of a group of Saudia Arabians of their nationality yet support of the Palestinian cause what kind of cynical people are these?Review to comeat some pointyou know45 stars really It wasn't perfect just pretty damn good

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    (New) [On Saudi Arabia] AUTHOR Karen Elliott House Karen Elliott House ã 3 characters I read this book before leaving Saudi Arabia and it provided a good summary to a lot of what I had learned in the previous two years One thing particularly bugged me about it though she will always look at Saudi f

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    (New) [On Saudi Arabia] AUTHOR Karen Elliott House Karen Elliott House ã 3 characters free download ☆ eBook or Kindle ePUB ã Karen Elliott House Excellent overview of a country on the edge and a country which the West cannot afford to ignore A former WSJ foreign correspondent House has done her homework This is a well written book that should be read by anyone who pays attention to the news

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    characters On Saudi Arabia (New) [On Saudi Arabia] AUTHOR Karen Elliott House See the full review here Over the past thirty years Karen Elliott House has reported about Saudi Arabia through her work with the W

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    (New) [On Saudi Arabia] AUTHOR Karen Elliott House On Saudi Arabia It’s People Past Religion Fault Lines and Future by Karen Elliott House“On Saudi Arabia is the revealing book that focuses on the lives of individual Saudis and how they are impacted by traditions and authorities Pulitzer prize winning author Karen Elliott House takes the readers on a journey into the kingdom of Saudi Arabia She skillfully explains how the Saudi society works how they think and live and the int

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    characters On Saudi Arabia (New) [On Saudi Arabia] AUTHOR Karen Elliott House I was really excited to read this book and knowing nothing about Saudi Arabia going in I now undoubtedly know So many of

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    (New) [On Saudi Arabia] AUTHOR Karen Elliott House The author of this book is so anti Saudi that it makes it difficult to discern the facts she is shameless in her biased wording Example even th

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free download ☆ eBook or Kindle ePUB ã Karen Elliott House Karen Elliott House ã 3 characters characters On Saudi Arabia From the Pulitzer Prize–winning reporter who has spent the last thirty years writing about Saudi Arabia as diplomatic correspondent foreign editor and then publisher of The Wall Street Journal an important and timely book that explores all facets of life in this shrouded Kingdom its tribal past its complicated present its precarious future Through observation anecdote extensive interviews and analysis Karen Elliot House navigates the maze in which Saudi citizens find themselves trapped and reveals the mysterious nation that is the world’s largest exporter of oil critical to global stability and a source of Islamic terrorists In her probing and sharp eyed portrait we see Saudi Arabia one of the last absolute monarchies in the world considered to be the final bulwark against revolution in the region as threatened by multiple fissures and forces its levers of power controlled by a handful of elderly Al Saud princes with an average age of 77 years and an extended family of some 7000 princes Yet at least 60 percent of the increasingly restive population they rule is under the age of 20 The author writes that oil rich Saudi Arabia has become a rundown welfare state The public pays no taxes; gets free educati. Update May 25th 2015 The New Yorker did some long form journalism on the state of Saudi Arabia as control passes to a new leader It s interesting Saudi Shakeup The relationship between the United States and Saudi Arabia is a complex one that provokes dissonance in most thinking Americans And yeah we all know there s some sort of a crisis brewing in Saudi Arabia but most of keep our gaze averted as long as there s no overt trouble it s much comfortable to pretty much just ignore everything Read the New York Times review of House s book Closed Kingdom even if you don t ever intend to read this book just as a tiny primerThe Times reviewer mentions that Saudi Arabia is similar to North Korea in its absurd conservatism and rule bound society The germane comparison made later in the review is to the Soviet Union The country s calcified government its sullen populace its youth bulge its outdated religious reuirements and prohibitions the collapse of the information bubble and the dying off of the current line of geriatric rulers are all bound to coalesce into a perfect storm sooner or later House doesn t make any prediction just warnings She leaves a sliver of hope that something will permit reform instead of collapse but given the litany of difficulties she amply illustrates I can t imagine many people thinking there is much hope of that And if the country falls it will probably fall a long ways and trigger many interrelated calamities The region is frankly a pretty messed up placeThis book is actually very easy to read The colorful stories House tells to make her case are interesting enough to almost call riveting and the book is neither long nor complex enough to call difficult One book on the middle east won t make you an expert but this one will provide an easy and important lesson

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free download ☆ eBook or Kindle ePUB ã Karen Elliott House Karen Elliott House ã 3 characters characters On Saudi Arabia S and political dissidents to young successful Saudis and those who chose the path of terrorism House argues that most Saudis do not want democracy but seek change nevertheless; they want a government that provides basic services without subjecting citizens to the indignity of begging princes for handouts; a government less corrupt and transparent in how it spends hundreds of billions of annual oil revenue; a kingdom ruled by law not royal whim In House’s assessment of Saudi Arabia’s future she compares the country today to the Soviet Union before Mikhail Gorbachev arrived with reform policies that proved too little too late after decades of stagnation under one aged and infirm Soviet leader after another She discusses what the next generation of royal princes might bring and the choices the kingdom faces continued economic and social stultification with growing risk of instability or an opening of society to individual initiative and enterprise with the risk that this too undermines the Al Saud hold on power A riveting book informed authoritative illuminating about a country that could well be on the brink and an in depth examination of what all this portends for Saudi Arabia’s future and for our ow. The author of this book is so anti Saudi that it makes it difficult to discern the facts she is shameless in her biased wording Example even though she tells the story of King Abdulaziz who shared his royal wealth with the people causing him to live a life of poverty she still seems to think he was a heartless bastard Whatever useful knowledge I might gleen from these pages is constantly overshadowed by the dark cloud of the author s negative perspective She has spent than 35 years learning about the country Has it really been that bad of an experience

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free download ☆ eBook or Kindle ePUB ã Karen Elliott House Karen Elliott House ã 3 characters characters On Saudi Arabia On and health care; and receives subsidized water electricity and energy a gallon of gasoline is cheaper in the Kingdom than a bottle of water with its petrodollars buying less and less loyalty House makes clear that the royal family also uses Islam’s reuirement of obedience to Allah and by extension to earthly rulers to perpetuate Al Saud rule Behind the Saudi facade of order and obedience today’s Saudi youth frustrated by social conformity are reaching out to one another and to a wider world beyond their cloistered country Some 50 percent of Saudi youth is on the Internet; 51 million Saudis are on Facebook To write this book the author interviewed most of the key members of the very private royal family She writes about King Abdullah’s modest efforts to relax some of the kingdom’s most oppressive social restrictions; women are now allowed to acuire photo ID cards finally giving them an identity independent from their male guardians and are newly able to register their own businesses but are still forbidden to drive and are barred from most jobs With extraordinary access to Saudis from key religious leaders and dissident imams to women at university and impoverished widows from government official. See the full review here Over the past thirty years Karen Elliott House has reported about Saudi Arabia through her work with the Wall Street Journal Her book On Saudi Arabia was published last fall and my husband and I read it aloud as part of our breakfast readingThe story of Saudi Arabia for the last half century has really been the story of one family the Al Saud The first Al Saud king Abdul Aziz unified a bunch of disparate tribes to form the present country of Saudi Arabia The family currently is huge there are than 2000 princes One of the main problem is that the crown has been passed from son to son of Abdul Aziz the current king is in his late 80s and the youngest son is in his 60s At some point if tradition is to be updated for the Al Saud family the crown is going to have to be passed to the next generation Who And which line of succession will continue the rule The princes are everywhere in the country and they have their hands in every pieThe country is so conservative and so traditional because the Al Saud family has control of everything In the 1980s they chose to impose Wahabi Islam on the people and religion controls everything House compares Saudi Arabia to the last days of the Soviet Union only with money And the money is spread everywhere But she also emphasizes that the money is finite The oil revenue from Saudi wells may be at their peak and on the way down Sixty percent of Saudis are under the age of 20 and there is great fear that the money will run out and the government largess will have to be containedThe high walls that have contained Saudis in their homes with their restrictive religion are crumbling fast primarily because the Internet has opened up so much to young people There is no cinema in Saudi Arabia women cannot drive or leave their homes without male escort there are no nightclubs but there are thousands of restless youth In one chapter House talks about how some young men turn to jihad as a way to find meaning in their lives and how the government is trying to rehabilitate them with jobs wives and money Yet there are many many young men without jobs and most young Saudi men will not take the kinds of jobs that may be available those are outsourced to willing workers from Egypt India and the Philippines The aspect of Saudi society that I have pondered again and again is the government policy of exporting students throughout the world to study Does the king want to totally reform the country and thinks that this is the way We have had three Saudi students in the small apartment in our home over the past two years They have been part of the English language program at Western Michigan University where currently there are 500 Saudi students I have also tutored about 15 of them men and women because word has spread that I tutor and edit papers Each has their own story to tell about why they came to Kalamazoo about what they are studying and what they plan to do with their lives As we have read On Saudi Arabia I have probed a bit about their lives their wives their children and their futuresThe first thing I have noticed is that few of them are creative thinkers Their education system is so force fed that they have never had to do any intuitive work nor have they had to do any teamwork So when asked to form an opinion about something they have read they have no resources I have tutored several students who are getting Master s Degrees in education One young woman is getting a PhD in Special Education and I asked her about Special Education in Saudi Arabia She said that she will be one of the first trained PhDs and that is why she is hurrying so fast to get her PhD Another man is so taken with the concepts of educational leadership he can t wait to get home to reform the science education for which he is a national consultant What will they find when they return Will the government let them put into effect the reforms that they are now trained to doMy favorite story about creative thinking is about Dhafer who is getting his Masters in Computer Engineering He had to take a creative writing course in this first semester of his degree He has found that he has a knack for poetry and fiction writing He had to write a short story never having read one in his life So we chose an incident that happened when he first arrived in the US and he turned it into a short story about a fictional him Now the teacher wants to publish it in a national journal for ESL teachers He never knew he had it in himI have met few wives I invited one family for Thanksgiving so their two year old could play with my granddaughter but they declined to come Anood the wife would be too uncomfortable because she would have to be covered Several of the wives however just wear hijab and some even drive the family car and take the children back and forth to school Most of them want to have a baby while they are in the US so that they will have a US citizen in their familyOn Saudi Arabia gave my husband and me ways to identify with our Saudi friends When we have asked them something about what we learned from the book they uestioned where we got the information but then mostly the begrudgingly agreed One young man who is studying human resources said that his father is trying to buy a trucking company There are not many independent businesses in the country according to House When I asked him about how that was going he told me that the Prince who has control of the region is willing to help finance the purchase but then he wants such a big cut of the business that the family doesn t think they will make enough money to support themselves after they pay the PrinceWell the stories I could tell I am grateful that On Saudi Arabia came out while we were in the midst of this experience so that we can understand the country better We have found our Saudis to be charming responsible caring delightful young men We are honored to have them in our home We worry about them when they get home Will they get jobs What will happen to their country when the King dies One man told me that he thinks they are only two years away from revolution Another told me that he hopes a parliamentary system with a figurehead king like Great Britain will be the result He is afraid for his countryOn Saudi Arabia has been very well received and very well reviewed Karen House knows what she is talking about There are extensive notes and references as well as her own observations Journalism at its best Here are two excellent reviewsThe review in the Wall Street Journal review in the New York Times

  • Hardcover
  • 320
  • On Saudi Arabia
  • Karen Elliott House
  • English
  • 03 June 2019
  • 9780307272164