Leslie McLoughlin's remarks in "Ibn Saud, Founder of a Kingdom"
Leslie McLoughlin's remarks in "Ibn Saud, Founder of a Kingdom"
"One of the most remarkable features of the life of Ibn Saud was his extraordinary skill in weighing up complex situations and taking or not taking decisive action. It was this skill which made Sir Percy Cox, who had over 30 years’ experience of Gulf politics, say that he had never known Ibn Saud make a wrong move. Ibn Saud was certainly the most remarkable Arab leader of the twentieth century. Through his deep faith in God and by his quite extraordinary force of will, his energy, shrewdness, charm and farsightedness he founded a Kingdom where previously there had been a power-vacuum and incipient chaos."

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