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Khomeini S Ghost

Author : Con Coughlin
ISBN : 9780230743106
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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On 1 February 1979 Ayatollah Khomeini returned to Iran to a tumultuous welcome and the Iranian revolution that that he masterminded has become one of the defining moments of the modern age. Today the challenge of radical Islam represents the greatest threat to world peace seen since the darkest days of the Cold War, and the legacy of Khomeini’s Islamic Revolution lies at the heart of many of the world’s most intractable conflicts. Khomeini’s Ghost is the definitive biographical account of how an impoverished young student from a remote area of southern Iran came to be the political and the spiritual leader of his country. Drawing on a wide variety of Iranian sources, including religious figures who knew and worked with Khomeini both in exile and in power, Con Coughlin examines in detail the principles of Khomeini’s Islamic Revolution and the impact of his legacy today, whether it is in Iran’s support for radical Islamic groups or Iran’s commitment to developing an atom bomb. Frighteningly topical, compellingly readable and written with authority and profound understanding of the subject, this is political biography at its best.
Category: Biography & Autobiography

West Germany The Global South And The Cold War

Author : Agnes Bresselau von Bressensdorf
ISBN : 9783110520309
Genre : History
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With its accession to membership of the United Nations in the early 1970s, the Federal Republic of Germany found new scope for its foreign policy, and it was at a time when the global North-South divide became a focus point of international politics. This is the background to the articles in the second volume of the German Yearbook of Contemporary History, edited by two historians from the Institut für Zeitgeschichte (Institute for Contemporary History Munich – Berlin) – Agnes Bresselau von Bressensdorf and Elke Seefried – together with Christian Ostermann from the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars in Washington. The yearbook deals with West Germany during a time of Cold War confrontation, issues of human rights and threat from radical Islam. Selected contributions from the quarterly Vierteljahrshefte für Zeitgeschichte offer detailed analyses of West German policies toward Cambodia, Chile, Iran and Afghanistan, and international experts provide a vivid commentary. The German Yearbook of Contemporary History is published by the Institute for Contemporary History Munich – Berlin.
Category: History

Losing Legitimacy

Author : Clifton W. Sherrill
ISBN : 9781498564151
Genre : Political Science
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This book analyzes the legitimacy of the Iranian regime finding that it lacks a legal-rational or traditional basis, and is losing the charismatic basis. It assesses that Iran's next Supreme Leader will be forced to adopt an aggressive foreign policy in pursuit of religious legitimacy and nationalist public support.
Category: Political Science

Kierkegaard Metaphysics And Political Theory

Author : Alison Assiter
ISBN : 9781441182203
Genre : Philosophy
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Alison Assiter argues that the notion of the person that lies at the heart of the liberal tradition is derived from a Kantian and Cartesian metaphysic. This metaphysic, according to her, is flawed and it permeates a number of aspects of the tradition. Significantly it excludes certain individuals, those who are labelled 'mad' or 'evil'. Instead she offers an alternative metaphysical image of the person that is derived largely from the work of Kierkegaard. Assiter argues that there is a strand of Kierkegaard's writing that offers a metaphysical picture that recognises the dependence of people upon one another. He offers a moral outlook, derived from this, that encourages people to 'love' one another. Inspired by Kierkegaard, Assiter goes on to argue that it is useful to focus on needs rather than rights in moral and political thinking and to defend the view that it is important to care about others who may be far removed from each one of us. Furthermore, she argues, it is important that we treat those who are close to us, well.
Category: Philosophy

The Echo Of Iran

Author :
ISBN : STANFORD:36105132678579
Genre : Iran
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Category: Iran

Ghost Wars

Author : Steve Coll
ISBN : 1101221437
Genre : Political Science
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Winner of the 2005 Pulitzer Prize From the award-winning and bestselling author of Directorate S, the explosive first-hand account of America's secret history in Afghanistan To what extent did America’s best intelligence analysts grasp the rising thread of Islamist radicalism? Who tried to stop bin Laden and why did they fail? Comprehensively and for the first time, Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Steve Coll recounts the history of the covert wars in Afghanistan that fueled Islamic militancy and sowed the seeds of the September 11 attacks. Based on scrupulous research and firsthand accounts by key government, intelligence, and military personnel both foreign and American, Ghost Wars details the secret history of the CIA’s role in Afghanistan (including its covert operations against Soviet troops from 1979 to 1989), the rise of the Taliban, the emergence of bin Laden, and the failed efforts by U.S. forces to find and assassinate bin Laden in Afghanistan.
Category: Political Science

Heroes And Exiles

Author : Tom Ambrose
ISBN : UOM:39076002903263
Genre : History
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Demonized by the Church throughout the Middle Ages and the Renaissance, homosexuals became the scapegoats of society, constantly facing exile or a brutal death. In 'Heroes and Exiles' the human cost of this long exile is told through the lives of the most eminent homosexual men and women in history.
Category: History

The Crimes Of Khomeini S Regime

Author : International Solidarity Front for the Defense of the Iranian People's Democratic Rights
ISBN : UOM:39015013318723
Genre : Civil rights
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Category: Civil rights

The Publishers Weekly

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ISBN : UCSD:31822036342525
Genre : American literature
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Category: American literature

Honeymoon In Purdah

Author : Alison Wearing
ISBN : 9781466868335
Genre : Travel
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The beautifully written travel memoir of a Western woman's journey in Iran Honeymoon in Purdah is a book of sketches gathered over the course of one woman's journey in Iran. Through her, we meet the ordinary and extraordinary people of Iran--men and women whose lives extend beyond Western news stories of kidnappings, terrorism, and Islamic fundamentalism. Peppered with accounts of Iran's Islamic Revolution and political analyses of the country, Honeymoon in Purdah is a departure from our conventional perception of Iran. Alison Wearing give Iranians the chance to wander beyond headlines and stereotypes and in so doing, reveals the poetry of their lives.
Category: Travel

The Gift Of A Falcon

Author : Kent Harrington
ISBN : 007026757X
Genre : Fiction
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A twisted assassination plot that could draw the whole of the Middle East into an Islamic revolution pits two adversarial Americans, a cold-blooded Iranian terrorist, and a killer falcon in a race against time and each other
Category: Fiction

Dear Regime

Author : Roger Sedarat
ISBN : 9780821442494
Genre : Poetry
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In his provocative, brave, and sometimes brutal first book of poems, Roger Sedarat directly addresses the possibility of political change in a nation that some in America consider part of “the axis of evil.” Iranianon his father’s side, Sedarat explores the effects of the Islamic Revolution of 1979—including censorship, execution, and pending war—on the country as well as on his understanding of his own origins. Written in a style that is as sure-footed as it is experimental, Dear Regime: Letters to the Islamic Republic confronts the past and current injustices of the Iranian government while retaining a sense of respect and admiration for the country itself. Woven into this collection are the author’s vividdescriptions of the landscape as well as the people of Iran. Throughout, Sedarat exhibits a keen appreciation for the literary tradition of Iran, and inmaking it new, attempts to preserve the culture of a country he still claims as his own. Thigh With honesty of homemade butter, paddle-churned cream (eshta in Arabic, ecstasy foaming to the brim), a woman river-bathes, sheet of oil-black hair breaking in rapids, cut lemon scintillating olive skin free of tree-stumped chador, skirts within skirts, peal of her bell-body rung muffled in Iran heat—a splash of white. The rhythm of pumice scraping her feet, sandbar against warm current, frothy cape a bee-bubbled hive, honeyed trace curling to her bare knees, thick transparent lather. At a Tehran bazaar endless gold-stores could never return me anywhere pure.
Category: Poetry


Author : Richard T. Schaefer
ISBN : 0070552479
Genre : Social problems
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Category: Social problems

Things I Ve Been Silent About

Author : Azar Nafisi
ISBN : 1588367495
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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BONUS: This edition contains a Things I've Been Silent About discussion guide. In this stunning personal story of growing up in Iran, Azar Nafisi shares her memories of living in thrall to a powerful and complex mother against the backdrop of a country’s political revolution. A girl’s pain over family secrets, a young woman’s discovery of the power of sensuality in literature, the price a family pays for freedom in a country beset by upheaval—these and other threads are woven together in this beautiful memoir as a gifted storyteller once again transforms the way we see the world and “reminds us of why we read in the first place” (Newsday).
Category: Biography & Autobiography

Negotiating With Iran

Author : John W. Limbert
ISBN : 9781601270436
Genre : History
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John Limbert steps up with a pragmatic yet positive assessment of how to engage Iran. Through four detailed case studies of past successes and failures, he draws lessons for today's negotiators and outlines 14 principles to guide the American who finds himself in a negotiation--commercial, political, or other--with an Iranian counterpart.
Category: History

Post Revolutionary Politics In Iran

Author : David Menashri
ISBN : 9780714650746
Genre : History
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After the Islamic revolution in Iran, revolutionary leaders had to compromise their ideology. The Iranian ship of state continues to drift in search of an equilibrium between revolutionary convictions and the demands of governance, between religion and state, and Islam and the West.
Category: History

Ayumongol S World

Author : Ayumongol Sonakul (M.R.)
ISBN : UOM:39015048469863
Genre : Thailand
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Reproductions of a column by a Thai humorist, published in English newspapers during 1981-1985; arranged by date.
Category: Thailand

Profit Without Honor

Author : Stephen M. Rosoff
ISBN : UOM:39076002741242
Genre : Business & Economics
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Clearly exposes the battle between personal gain and individual integrity and provides a comprehensive overview of white-collar crime in American society. Presenting a vivid picture of all types of white-collar crime, the book covers high-profile cases, the latest trends in criminal activity and a thorough discussion of the victims and consequences of these criminal behaviors. Utilizing both academic and popular sources, Profit Without Honorprovides a vast array of information on white-collar offenses and challenges readers to grasp the importance and long term effects of this growing American problem. Single source of comprehensive information on the topic of white-collar crime. Discusses all types of white-collar crime and the many places it occurs, from schools, to corporations, to government, to hospitals. Comprehensive case histories give readers a full understanding of the nature and consequences of different forms of white-collar crime. Gives equal coverage to the victims of white-collar crime, as well as the offenders. Covers computer crime. Contains thousands of references and allows readers to easily locate a topic and reference it within the text. Appropriate for all criminal justice/law enforcement-related personnel who deal with white-collar/corporate crime issues, as well as for all members of police departments.
Category: Business & Economics