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The Ayatollah begs to differ : the paradox of modern Iran

Author: Hooman Majd
Publisher: New York : Doubleday, ©2008.
Edition/Format:   Book : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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The son of an Iranian diplomat and the grandson of an ayatollah grew up in exile, yet he also remained closely attached to his homeland. Majd's reports on his travels throughout Iran try to explain the economic, political, and social forces that lie at its heart, and to show the paradoxes of the Iranian character that have baffled Americans.
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Genre/Form: Biography
Named Person: Hooman Majd; Hooman Majd
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Hooman Majd
ISBN: 9780385523349 0385523343
OCLC Number: 191922746
Description: x, 272 p. : col. ill. ; 24 cm.
Contents: Introduction --
1. Persian cats --
2. The Ayatollah has a cold --
3. If it's Tuesday, this must be Qom --
4. Pride and humility --
5. Victory of blood over the sword --
6. Pairidaeza: the Persian garden --
7. The Ayatollah begs to differ --
8. Fear of a black turban --
Notes --
Index.
Responsibility: Hooman Majd.
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The son of an Iranian diplomat and the grandson of an ayatollah grew up in exile, yet he also remained closely attached to his homeland. Majd's reports on his travels throughout Iran try to explain the economic, political, and social forces that lie at its heart, and to show the paradoxes of the Iranian character that have baffled Americans.

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Acknowledgments -- Introduction -- Persian cats -- The Ayatollah has a cold -- If it's Tuesday, this must be Qom -- Pride and humility -- Victory of blood over the sword -- Pairidaeza: the Persian garden -- The Ayatollah begs to differ -- Fear of a black turban -- Notes -- Index.

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