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Going to Tehran : why the United States must come to terms with the Islamic Republic of Iran

Author: Flynt Lawrence Leverett; Hillary Mann Leverett
Publisher: New York : Metropolitan Books/Henry Holt and Company, 2013.
Edition/Format:   Book : English : First U.S. 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: 9780805094190 0805094199
OCLC Number: 813858215
Description: 478 pages : illustrations, map ; 25 cm
Contents: Introduction : Will the United States lose the Middle East ... or come to terms with the Islamic Republic of Iran? --
pt. 1. The Islamic Republic as rational actor --
A revolutionary state in a dangerous world --
Rationality, realism, and Iranian grand strategy --
Engaging America --
pt. 2. The Islamic Republic as legitimate state --
Religion, revolution, and the roots of legitimacy --
A leader and three presidents --
A controversial election --
pt. 3. 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.
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Offers an account of Iran as it actually is today, not as many have caricatured it or wished it to be. This book explains how Iran sees the world and why its approach to foreign policy is hardly the  Read more...

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