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Toby C. Jones

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Toby C. Jones

Toby C. Jones, who teaches Middle East history at Rutgers University, New Brunswick, is the author of Desert Kingdom: How Oil and Water Forged Modern Saudi Arabia (Harvard, 2010). Follow him on twitter @tobycraigjones.


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Hamza Kashgari’s persecution—merely for tweeting uncertainty about his religious faith—exposes the cynicism and brutality of the kingdom’s royal-clerical rulers.

The royals have spared no expense in crushing or minimizing the impact of the revolutions.