The Persian Night: Iran under the Khomeinist Revolution

The Persian Night: Iran under the Khomeinist Revolution

Amir Taheri


Who particularly ideas Iran at the present time? Are the lads in legit positions in basic terms puppets activated by means of hidden fingers? How are judgements made in a procedure that looks so chaotic firstly look? Is the present political constitution doomed to clash? those are many of the questions that Amir Taheri addresses during this riveting and well timed book.

An anatomy of 1 of the main secretive regimes within the modern international, The Persian Night lines the ancient, non secular, cultural, and political roots of the Khomeinist revolution and analyzes how it has grown right into a pseudo-religious ideology over the last 3 a long time. Taheri dissects a regime that has hijacked a kingdom of seventy million humans and mobilized its assets for worldwide “holy struggle” opposed to the us and its allies. From Khomeini’s “divine undertaking” to President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad’s messianic crusade within the identify of the “Hidden Imam,” Iran is on a trajectory in the direction of war.

The Persian Night appears to be like into the particular hyperlinks among the Islamic Republic and terrorist networks together with al-Qaeda and Hezballah; the truth of the Iranian nuclear application; the Islamic Republic’s war-making services and methods; and the origins of the 3 Khomeinist phobias—women, Jews, and the United States.

But as Taheri demonstrates, Khomeinism isn't really Iran. this present day there are competing Irans: the only manifested within the adverse Khomeinist energies that experience dragged the state into its darkish evening; the opposite drawing from the lengthy and celebrated historical past of Persian tradition whereas extending a pleasant hand to the West.

Successive U.S. administrations, in addition to such a lot ecu governments, have did not comprehend the truth of the Khomeinist regime and from time to time have even aided its pursuit of guns of mass destruction, together with a nuclear arsenal. Taheri presents a collection of creative feedback for greater methods of facing Iran.

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