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The Persian night : Iran under the Khomeinist revolution

Author: Amir Taheri
Publisher: New York : Encounter Books, ©2009.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Who really rules Iran today? How are decisions made in a system that appears so chaotic? Is the current political structure doomed to conflict? This study of one of the most secretive regimes in the contemporary world traces the historical, religious, cultural, and political roots of the Khomeinist revolution and analyzes the way it has grown into a pseudo-religious ideology over the past three decades. Journalist  Read more...
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Taheri, Amir.
Persian night.
New York : Encounter Books, ©2009
(OCoLC)890582549
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Amir Taheri
ISBN: 9781594032400 1594032408
OCLC Number: 221149405
Description: ix, 413 pages ; 23 cm
Contents: The world's number one power --
2. The haven of jihad --
3. The focus of the universe --
4. The triple oxymoron --
5. Democracy as enemy --
6. Iran and anti-Iran --
7. Unwelcome faith --
8. A strange beast --
9. The feeble ones --
10. The prophet and women --
11. The eternal conspirator --
12. Esther and the king --
13. The great satan --
14. Five days in August --
15. A universal ideology --
16. Sunrise power against sunset power --
17. Crazy Eddie and Martyr Hussein --
18. West stricken, Arab stricken --
19. State or revolution --
20. Six centers of power --
21. Six rival centers of power --
22. Power points in a no-man's land --
23. The 'nail' of the Imam --
24. We can! --
25. A case of national schizophrenia --
26. Pre-emptive war or pre-emptive surrender? --
27. Conditions for regime change --
28. Repression and resistance --
29. The ethnic time bomb --
30. A heaving volcano.
Responsibility: Amir Taheri.
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Examines the history of the Khomeinist movement in Iran to show how it is genetically programmed for war. This work shows how Khomeinsim can be defeated, enabling Iran to close the chapter of  Read more...

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