World of Law: Bedouin Law
” […] The video is called “A Law of Honor and Contract,” and it’s centered around a conversation I had in Manhattan with my friend Frank, one of the leading Western authorities on Bedouin law. One way to appreciate the depth of Frank’s expertise is to know that his answers to my questions were entirely off the cuff—no preparation, just unscripted brilliance.
I’m looking forward to another conversation with Frank before too long, where I’ll hope to take up some of the issues we couldn’t cover this time or that were left in the pile of .mov files on my cutting-room floor. In particular, look for a future video in which we take up the fact that Bedouin law, as Frank explained to me, “is markedly right-based, and so stands in sharp contrast, for instance, to many of the legal systems of East Asia.” I know that Frank is also looking forward to discussing how Bedouin blood-money groups are held together by the contractual arrangements he considers here.
But enough introduction—I hope you’ll enjoy this next step in my effort to put the world of global legal diversity on film”