The Iranian Labyrinth: Journeys through Theocratic Iran and Its Furies

The Iranian Labyrinth: Journeys through Theocratic Iran and Its Furies

by Dilip Hiro
     
 


As Tehran faces a crisis in its escalating showdown with the International Atomic Energy Agency regarding its nuclear program, renowned Middle East expert Dilip Hiro clears the way through the labyrinth that defines today's Islamic Republic. In a country stereotyped as fundamentalist by America, Hiro finds a contradictory land—where black chador-clad women…  See more details below

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As Tehran faces a crisis in its escalating showdown with the International Atomic Energy Agency regarding its nuclear program, renowned Middle East expert Dilip Hiro clears the way through the labyrinth that defines today's Islamic Republic. In a country stereotyped as fundamentalist by America, Hiro finds a contradictory land—where black chador-clad women are the majority at universities, Iranian films are shown at international festivals, and human rights lawyer Shirin Ebadi is a Nobel Peace Prize Laureate. Drawing on Iran's rich history, its vast oil and gas reserves, and its unique strategic importance, Hiro reveals a complex nation whose theocratic rulers are struggling to prove that Islamic democracy is a viable and enduring social system.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781560257165
Publisher:
Nation Books
Publication date:
05/28/2005
Edition description:
First Trade Paper Edition
Pages:
418
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.30(h) x 0.97(d)

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