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  1. says:

    As in his first book The Ayatollah Begs to Differ Hooman Majd's latest effort gives Westerners a valuable look into Iranian society and politics The title The Ayatollahs' Democracy is an oxymoron that perfectly represents the many confounding Persian paradoxes that the book brings to lightHooman Majd was born in

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    While this book moves through time according to perhaps the author's whim there is a lot here that the lay reader would not have access to in any other way Hooman Majd is an Iranian American bi lingual and connected to key players in Iranian politics He de mystifies Iran and presents it in a way that enables outsiders to

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    The Ayatollahs' Democracy is a good refreshingly personal yet still analytic look on Iran Hooman Majd's book draw

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    Perhaps in 2009 you remember cheering for the Greens hoping for global peace with the vibrant youth of Iran A deeply connected sympathetic and neutral journalist tries to document the facts which is useful for international understanding but also for history Majd naturally is Fluent in Farsi and knows some of the key individuals personally Perhaps without burning his bridges he writes with a harsh honesty in the tradit

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    I was excited for Majd's second book as I found his first The Ayatollah Begs To Differ incredibly insightful and informative While The Ayatollah's Democracy does offer glimpses into the Persian psyche that would otherwise be hidden from Westerns I was somewhat disappointed in this book The first half of the book is uite chaotic j

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    Undoubtedly an excellent study of the currents of Iranian politics as they came to a head in 2009 I'm a little skeptical of Majd's insistence that ta'arouf explains much of the misunderstanding between the Islamic Republic and the United States but the point is interesting all the same The author's principal reliance on his cousin Khatami as a source is both a valuable asset and potentially a liability so I wouldn't read this book in a vac

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    I read this in company with Kenneth Pollack's Persian Puzzle and Elaine Sciolino's Persian Mirrors The book gave m

  8. says:

    Not as poignant or prolific as his first book but still an interesting read on Iran's version of democracy from a very well informed and meticulously researched perspective I like that Majd has the uniue perspective of having been born in Iran raised in the US worked and lived in Iran for many years including fo

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    So poorly written obviously it's just a bunch of writing haphazardly thrown together as no doubt you'll find in

  10. says:

    Fairly interesting ruminations on the current state of Iranian politics Majd is obsessed with the alleged unpopularity of president Ahmadinejad which seems confined to his own elite set and is otherwise engrossed in intervi

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Summary À PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB free ☆ Hooman Majd

Lar opposition still believes in the Iranian republic; for them “green” represents not a revolution but a civil rights movement pushing the country inexorably toward democracy albeit a particular brand of “Islamic democracy” With witty candid and stylishly intelligent reporting Majd himself the grandson of an esteemed ayatollah in. I was excited for Majd s second book as I found his first The Ayatollah Begs To Differ incredibly insightful and informative While The Ayatollah s Demo

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Ayatollah's Democracy

Hooman Majd offers a dramatic perspective on a country with global ambitions an elaborate political culture and enormous implications for world peace Drawing on privileged access to the Iranian power elite Majd argues that despite the violence of the disputed 2009 elections a group of influential ayatollahs including a liberal almost secu. The Ayatollahs Democracy is a good refreshingly personal yet still analytic look on Iran Hooman Majd s book draws from a number of sources including h Secret Agent Minister and Deadly Texas Rose yet still analytic look on Iran Hooman Majd s book draws from a number of sources including h

Summary À PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB free ☆ Hooman Majd

Troduces top level politicians and clerics as well as ordinary people even Jewish community leaders all expressing pride for their ancient heritage and fierce independence from the West In the tradition of Jon Lee Anderson’s The Fall of Baghdad The Ayatollahs’ Democracy is a powerful dispatch from a country at a historic turning point. I read this in company with Kenneth Pollack s Persian Puzzle and Elaine Sciolino s Persian Mirrors The book gave me interesting insights into how refor