Boiling Point: Modern Iran and Its Furies Dilip Hiro

ISBN: 9781560256267

Published: January 9th 2005

Paperback

256 pages


Description

Boiling Point: Modern Iran and Its Furies  by  Dilip Hiro

Boiling Point: Modern Iran and Its Furies by Dilip Hiro
January 9th 2005 | Paperback | PDF, EPUB, FB2, DjVu, audiobook, mp3, RTF | 256 pages | ISBN: 9781560256267 | 3.30 Mb

In January 2004 there was a dramatic showdown between members of the Iranian Parliament and the clerical Guardian Council. Reformist candidates had been disqualified from the upcoming election. Hundreds of MPs staged a sit-in and Irans leaderMoreIn January 2004 there was a dramatic showdown between members of the Iranian Parliament and the clerical Guardian Council.

Reformist candidates had been disqualified from the upcoming election. Hundreds of MPs staged a sit-in and Irans leader Ayatollah Khameni was accused of betraying the Iranian revolution. The long-running struggle between Irans conservative and reformist factions had reached a peak. In Boiling Point, Dilip Hiro explores the many contradictions of Iran, a country that has been stereotyped as a hotbed of militant Islamic fundamentalism by the American media. As Hiro reveals, although women are still clad in black chadors and restrictive social policies continue, the majority of students at universities are female, Iranian films travel the international festival circuit, and human rights lawyer Shirin Ebadi was awarded the 2003 Nobel Peace Prize.

Three-fifths of the population is under the age of 21 and neither the regime of the oppressive Shah nor the suffering caused by the long Iran-Iraq war has much resonance to the youth. Drawing on Irans rich history, its oil and natural gas reserves, and its strategic importance, Hiro reveals a complex nation that is trying to prove that Islamic democracy is a viable and enduring social system.



Enter the sum





Related Archive Books



Related Books


Comments

Comments for "Boiling Point: Modern Iran and Its Furies":


ironsmoke.pl

©2010-2015 | DMCA | Contact us