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Beiji Caid El-Sebsi: I am a student of Bourguiba

Beiji Caid El-Sebsi: I am a student of Bourguiba

Tunis, Asharq Al-Awsat—Beginning his political career as a lawyer and pro-independence activist, Beiji Caid El-Sebsi became an advisor to Tunisia’s first president, Habib Bourguiba, after the country won its independence from France in 1956. He would go on to hold a...
Opinion: Completing the Bourguiba Project

Opinion: Completing the Bourguiba Project

The 14th anniversary of the death of Tunisian leader Habib Bourguiba earlier this month was, for many Tunisians, an occasion to recall the “Bourguiba experience.” In other words, this was an opportunity to apply a polarity of assessment—from blind glorification to...