Category Archives: Iran’s 1979 Revolution

Persian Oligarchy

His idiotic Holocaust revisionism, aggressive statements on Israel, and avowed Mahdism make it easy to draw the popular caricature of Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad as a crazy, nuclear-obsessed dictator. He is just a useful distraction for the regime, though, as … Continue reading

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Cole Studies Khomeini

Dr. Mueller’s Comparative Politics class required each student to pick one country and make a close study of its government. As a result I spent two months immersed in the Byzantine constitution of the Islamic Republic of Iran. By the … Continue reading

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Iran’s Youth Challenge

As I’ve said before, what we’re seeing in Iran is not a new revolution but the long-delayed continuation of the old one. From HuffPo: Since the beginning of the Islamic Revolution thirty years ago, Iran has asked many sacrifices of … Continue reading

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Iran and its Revolutions

Contrary to popular wisdom, Iran’s 1979 revolution was not led by the Ayatollah Khomeini. It was hijacked. A popular revolt against the Shah, 1978 ended with Marxists in Ché Guevara-outfits, middle-class bazaaris holding signs, and unemployed young men throwing rocks. … Continue reading

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Square-Peg Pounding Continues

The neocon counteroffensive against the National Intelligence Estimate went into full swing today. Their dream of reversing the 1979 revolution cannot be denied, even by reality. Alan Dershowitz showed up on Huffpost (once a paladin of new media, quickly becoming … Continue reading

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Selling Iran, Part 3

‘Iran is a crazy country, run by a new Hitler, who is building nuclear weapons to destroy the United States and Israel.’ That is the essence of the White House marketing campaign to bomb Iran, and it’s baloney.I despise the … Continue reading

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