The Persian Night: Iran Under the Khomeinist Revolution

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  • Copyright: 2010-10-19
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Who Really Rules Iran Today? Are the men in official positions merely puppets activated by hidden hands? How are decisions made in a system that appears so chaotic at first glance? Is the current political structure doomed to conflict? These are some of the questions that Amir Taheri addresses in this riveting and timely book.

Author Biography

Amir Taheri was the executive editor in chief of the daily Kayhan, Iran’s largest newspaper, for more than six years before the mullahs seized power. He has been a syndicated columnist since 1980 and has contributed to many leading newspapers and magazines in the Middle East and Europe. In the United States, his articles have appeared in the Wall Street Journal, the New York Post, the New York Times, the Los Angeles Times, and Commentary magazine, among other publications. He lives in Paris and London.

Table of Contents

Prefacep. xi
The World's Number-One Powerp. 3
The Haven of Jihadp. 10
The Focus of the Universep. 15
The Triple Oxymoronp. 19
Democracy as Enemyp. 40
Iran and Anti-Iranp. 54
Unwelcome Faithp. 68
A Strange Beastp. 76
The Feeble Onesp. 106
The Prophet and Womenp. 125
The Eternal Conspiratorp. 130
Esther and the Kingp. 146
The Great Satanp. 161
Five Days in Augustp. 171
A Universal Ideologyp. 188
Sunrise Power against Sunset Powerp. 197
Crazy Eddie and Martyr Husseinp. 204
West Stricken, Arab Strickenp. 215
State or Revolutionp. 224
Six Centers of Powerp. 240
Six Rival Centers of Powerp. 253
Power Points in a No-Man's Landp. 262
The "Nail" of the Imamp. 276
We Can!p. 287
A Case of National Schizophreniap. 298
Pre-emptive War or Pre-emptive Surrender?p. 307
Conditions for Regime Changep. 318
Repression and Resistancep. 331
The Ethnic Time Bombp. 346
A Heaving Volcanop. 358
Afterword to the Paperback Editionp. 369
Notesp. 373
Indexp. 393
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