Inside Iran: The Real History and Politics of the Islamic Republic of Iran

Inside Iran: The Real History and Politics of the Islamic Republic of Iran

by Medea Benjamin

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ISBN-13: 9781944869656
Publisher: OR Books
Publication date: 05/08/2018
Pages: 256
Sales rank: 555,695
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.20(h) x 0.80(d)

About the Author

MEDEA BENJAMIN is one of America's best-known 21st-century activists. Co-founder of CODEPINK and the fair trade advocacy group Global Exchange, she is the author of Drone Warfare (OR Books, 2012) and Kingdom of the Unjust: Behind the U.S.-Saudi Connection (OR Books, 2016) and has played an active role in the Green Party. A frequent contributor to Alternet, she has a Master's Degree in both public health and economics. In 2012, she was awarded the U.S. Peace Memorial Foundation's Peace Prize; she is also recipient of the 2014 Gandhi Peace Award and the 2010 Martin Luther King, Jr. Peace Prize from the Fellowship of Reconciliation. She is mother of two children and currently lives in Washington, D.C.

Table of Contents

1. The Founding of the Iranian State

2. Complex power dynamics: elected leaders, religious leaders and the military

3. What makes the economy tick and the effects of international sanctions

4. Government crackdowns on human rights

5. Iran's theocracy allows freedom of religion—for some

6. Conditions in prisons and capital punishment

7. The Paradoxical Status of Iranian Women

8. The history of Iranian relations with the US and the West

9. Iranian foreign policy in the Middle East and beyond

10. The Way Forward

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Inside Iran: The Real History and Politics of the Islamic Republic of Iran 2 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Full of misinformation, I'd say only twenty percent of the book, at most, is accurate. In essence, mostly an anti-Iran book, by one whose paragon of values, seems to be 1960s hippie movement that was naught but a mind control experiment. And, seems to be subliminally more concerned with the Zionist regime and what can best serve it: that is the final yardstick, by which everything is measured, by author.