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The Resource Inside Iran : the real history and politics of the Islamic Republic of Iran, Medea Benjamin

Inside Iran : the real history and politics of the Islamic Republic of Iran, Medea Benjamin

Label
Inside Iran : the real history and politics of the Islamic Republic of Iran
Title
Inside Iran
Title remainder
the real history and politics of the Islamic Republic of Iran
Statement of responsibility
Medea Benjamin
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
In 1979, the Iranian Revolution brought a full-scale theocracy to the 80 million inhabitants of the Middle East's second largest country, with. The rule of the ayatollahs opened the door to Islamic fundamentalism. In the decades since, bitter relations have persisted between the U.S. and Iran. Yet how is it that Iran has become the primary target of American antagonism over nations like Saudi Arabia, whose appalling human rights violations fail to depose it as one of America's closest allies in the Middle East? In the first general-audience book on the subject, Medea Benjamin elucidates the mystery behind this complex relationship, recounting the country's history from the pre-colonial period to its emergence as the one nation Democrats and Republicans alike can unite in denouncing. Benjamin has traveled several times to Iran, and uses her firsthand experiences with politicians, activists, and everyday citizens to provide a deeper understanding of the complexities of Iranian society. Tackling common misconceptions about Iran's system of government, its religiosity, and its citizens' way of life, Benjamin makes short work of the inflammatory rhetoric surrounding U.S.-Iranian relations, and presents a realistic and hopeful case for the two nations' future
Cataloging source
YDX
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1952-
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Benjamin, Medea
Dewey number
955.05
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • portraits
Index
index present
LC call number
DS318.8
LC item number
.B465 2018
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Iran
  • Iran
  • United States
  • Iran
  • Iran
  • Persian Gulf Region
  • Diplomatic relations
  • Politics and government
  • Strategic aspects of individual places
  • Iran
  • Middle East
  • United States
  • HISTORY / Middle East / Iran
  • POLITICAL SCIENCE / International Relations / Diplomacy
Target audience
adult
Label
Inside Iran : the real history and politics of the Islamic Republic of Iran, Medea Benjamin
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 221-241) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
Iran Before the 1979 Revolution -- The Islamic Revolution Shocks the World -- The Struggle for Human Rights in Iran -- "Social Deviants": Gays, Prostitutes, Drugs, and Alcohol -- Religious Freedom, for Some -- The Paradoxical Status of Iranian Women -- The Iranian Economy After Decades of Sanctions -- Iran's Relations with the US and the West -- Iran in the Middle East and Beyond -- The Way Forward
Control code
on1003797094
Dimensions
21 cm
Extent
250 pages
Isbn
9781944869656
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, map, portraits
System control number
(OCoLC)1003797094
Label
Inside Iran : the real history and politics of the Islamic Republic of Iran, Medea Benjamin
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 221-241) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
Iran Before the 1979 Revolution -- The Islamic Revolution Shocks the World -- The Struggle for Human Rights in Iran -- "Social Deviants": Gays, Prostitutes, Drugs, and Alcohol -- Religious Freedom, for Some -- The Paradoxical Status of Iranian Women -- The Iranian Economy After Decades of Sanctions -- Iran's Relations with the US and the West -- Iran in the Middle East and Beyond -- The Way Forward
Control code
on1003797094
Dimensions
21 cm
Extent
250 pages
Isbn
9781944869656
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, map, portraits
System control number
(OCoLC)1003797094

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