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The Mad Mullah Myth

The dangers of misunderstanding Iran

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In the more than thirty years since the Iranian Revolution, Western analysts have routinely depicted the Islamic Republic as an ideologically driven, illegitimate, and deeply unstable state. From their perspective, Iran displayed its fanatical character early on, first in the hostage crisis of 1979–81, and shortly afterward with the deployment of teenage soldiers in “human wave” attacks against Iraqi forces during the 1980s. Supposedly the same Shia “cult of martyrdom” and indifference to casualties persist in a deep attachment to suicide terrorism that would, if Iran acquired nuclear weapons, end in catastrophe. Allegations of the Iranian government’s “irrationality” are inevitably …

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’s Going to Tehran: Why the United States Must Come to Terms with the Islamic Republic of Iran will be published by Metropolitan Books in January.

 

’s Going to Tehran: Why the United States Must Come to Terms with the Islamic Republic of Iran will be published by Metropolitan Books in January.

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  • jav

    the iranian regimes money buys two idiots. namly this two idiots who made up this utter garbage

  • Iranophile

    iran president hasan rouhani has announced numorously that they dont want nuclear weapon.the supreme leader of iran said nuclear weapon is taboo.
    i dont understand why u are chanting moto!!!
    i think this is us who is abusing nuclear weapon-as we see in hiroshima & …. .
    lets not be so naive in accepting mass media.
    Go bless u.

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