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A powerful young prince in a hurry to transform Saudi Arabia

Prince Mohammed calls his plans a Thatcherite revolution. He says private investors will play a bigger role in healthcare, state land will be sold off; and sales taxes introduced on consumer goods.


SAUDI Arabia, one of the most tradition-bound societies on the planet, where family structure and tribal patriarchy differ little from a century ago, is suddenly in a hurry. It has done more in the past week than in most years. Over eight days, it has executed dozens of militants