Reign Of The Ayatollahs

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Basic Books, Nov 4, 1984 - Iran - 276 pages
Five years after the overthrow of the Pahlavi monarchy, Iran remains convulsed by political upheaval and embroiled in international conflict. Shock waves from the Iranian events have stirred unrest in the Middle East from Lebanon to Saudi Arabia, fed Islamic revivalism elsewhere in the Islamic world, and undermined the American position in this strategic region. Meanwhile, amid all this bewildering upheaval, the revolution has given birth to the modern world's first quasi-theocratic state run by orthodox clerics according to Islamic law. This book is a riveting analysis of the Iranian revolution, its economic, religious, and social turmoil, and its international consequences.

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Contents

CONTENTS 3
3
The Collapse of the Old Order
9
Khomaini The Idol Smasher
19
Bazargan A Knife Without the Blade
52
The Debate on the Constitution
71
BaniSadr The Devoted Son
92
The Destruction of BaniSadr
125
The Economics of Divine Harmony
166
Terror and Consolidation
217
A House Divided
240
Foreign Policy 19841988
257
The End of the Khomaini Decade
275
CONCLUSION
287
NOTES
295
INDEX
311
Copyright

The Struggle Over Land
195

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