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Posted July 19, 2002
This book contain intriguing arguments regarding possible connections between major historical events such as the rise and transformation of political regimes. In a unique way, the author addresses the differences between paternalistic and fraternalistic regimes and establishes a hypotheses concerning similarities between such diverse regimes as ancient Macedonia, revolutionary France, Nazi Germany, and revolutionary Iran. The most interesting section of the book deals with the detailed analysis of the Iranian revolutionary system. There, the author describes in a clear manner the array of political figures in Iranian politics since the fall of the Shah, as well as the political and ideological struggles which have taken place between them. Additionally, the book contains some predictions about what the future may hold if there are indeed parallel processes at work. All in all, the book is a quick, yet thought-provoking read.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.