Gripped by multiple crises, the Bani Saud think buying more weapons from the West would get them security. This is likely to hasten their downfall.2
People, especially celebrities, assume a new life after death. And contrary to Mark Anthony’s claim in the play, Julius Caesar, the good that men do is not forgotten. A cynic might say that Anthony was only referring to men, not women. Perhaps.
The cult of St. Diana incorporates many myths but none so corrosive as the idea that there is a good Establishment media (“the press”) and its wicked alter ego, (the “tabloid press”).
The question is not what to give the world’s richest man for his birthday. Rather, what do you call a white prince presenting the richest man a walking stick?