The Persian Night: Iran under the Khomeinist Revolution

Overview


This timely and fast-paced book by celebrated Iranian-born journalist Amir Taheri examines the history of the Khomeinist movement in Iran to show how it is genetically programmed for war. It will also show how Khomeinsim can be defeated, enabling Iran to close the chapter of the revolution and return to the global mainstream. This book is mandatory for anyone concerned about the future of Iran, terrorism, and the prospects for middle east peace.
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Overview


This timely and fast-paced book by celebrated Iranian-born journalist Amir Taheri examines the history of the Khomeinist movement in Iran to show how it is genetically programmed for war. It will also show how Khomeinsim can be defeated, enabling Iran to close the chapter of the revolution and return to the global mainstream. This book is mandatory for anyone concerned about the future of Iran, terrorism, and the prospects for middle east peace.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781594032400
  • Publisher: Encounter Books
  • Publication date: 5/15/2009
  • Pages: 300
  • Sales rank: 1,441,650
  • Product dimensions: 6.30 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 1.60 (d)

Meet the Author


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.
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Table of Contents

Preface xi

1 The World's Number-One Power 3

2 The Haven of Jihad 10

3 The Focus of the Universe 15

4 The Triple Oxymoron 19

5 Democracy as Enemy 40

6 Iran and Anti-Iran 54

7 Unwelcome Faith 68

8 A Strange Beast 76

9 The Feeble Ones 106

10 The Prophet and Women 125

11 The Eternal Conspirator 130

12 Esther and the King 146

13 The Great Satan 161

14 Five Days in August 171

15 A Universal Ideology 188

16 Sunrise Power against Sunset Power 197

17 Crazy Eddie and Martyr Hussein 204

18 West Stricken, Arab Stricken 215

19 State or Revolution 224

20 Six Centers of Power 240

21 Six Rival Centers of Power 253

22 Power Points in a No-Man's Land 262

23 The "Nail" of the Imam 276

24 We Can! 287

25 A Case of National Schizophrenia 298

26 Pre-emptive War or Pre-emptive Surrender? 307

27 Conditions for Regime Change 318

28 Repression and Resistance 331

29 The Ethnic Time Bomb 346

30 A Heaving Volcano 358

Afterword to the Paperback Edition 369

Notes 373

Index 393

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  • Posted April 29, 2009

    This is a book that you can not put down.

    I reluctantly started reading this book as I was fed up with Iran and its Government and its people who are not kicking this illigal government out of the country.
    But the book caught me offguard and I could not put it down and read it through the night. It gave me a better understang of Iran and its people and how one can see the world through their eyes.
    West should deal with east through a different road as the past system has not worked. American diplomats are required to read this book.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted May 20, 2009

    ARE WE DESTINED FOR A WAR WITH THESE PEOPLE?

    President Obama is visibly hoping that the Iranian nightmare that has haunted all US presidents since Jimmy Carter would just go away. This fascinating and at the same time scholarly book shows that it will not.
    It is too eraly to tell whether or not we are destined for a war with the mulahs who rule in Iran.
    But war or peace, we need to understand what is going on over there.
    It is in that context that I can recommend this book by Amir Taheri, possibly the best-known Iranian journalist and author on the international scene.
    This is a must-read for everyone in Washington, starting with President Obama and Secreetary of State Haillary Clinton.
    Reading this book is both an education and a joy. I could not put it down as every page contains new and startling information. A true bridge to the Persian/Iranian culture. RB

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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