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Going to Tehran : why America must accept the Islamic Republic of Iran

Author: Flynt Lawrence Leverett; Hillary Mann Leverett
Publisher: New York : Picador, 2014.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : First Picador editionView all editions and formats
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"Less than a decade after Washington endorsed a fraudulent case for invading Iraq, similarly misinformed and politically motivated claims are pushing America toward war with Iran. Today the stakes are even higher: such a war could break the back of America's strained superpower status. Challenging the daily clamor of U.S. saber rattling, Flynt and Hillary Mann Leverett argue that America should renounce thirty years  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Flynt Lawrence Leverett; Hillary Mann Leverett
ISBN: 9781250043535 1250043530
OCLC Number: 861358439
Description: 484 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents: Introduction: Will the United States lose the Middle East ... or come to terms with the Islamic Republic of Iran? --
Part One: The Islamic republic as rational actor --
A revolutionary state in a dangerous world --
Rationality, realism, and Iranian grand strategy --
Engaging America --
Part Two: The Islamic republic as legitimate state --
Religion, revolution, and the roots of legitimacy --
A leader and three presidents --
A controversial election --
Part Three: The Islamic republic as American target --
Myths and mythmakers --
Iran and America's imperial turn --
The road to Tehran.
Responsibility: Flynt Leverett and Hillary Mann Leverett, [with a new afterword].

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Challenging the daily clamour of US sabre rattling, this title argues that America should renounce thirty years of failed strategy and engage with Iran - just as Nixon revolutionized US foreign  Read more...

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Balanced, sober, impressively documented, and rich in insight...A valuable antidote to the warmongering that passes for analysis of Iran and U.S.-Iranian relations. "Andrew J. Bacevich, author of The Read more...

 
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