The Persian Night: Iran under the Khomeinist Revolution

By Amir Taheri
Read by Robertson Dean

14.22 Hours 03/25/2009 unabridged
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Three decades after Khomeinist thugs raided the US embassy in Tehran, Westerners are puzzled by Iran. As a nation, Iranians still like the United States; as a revolutionary regime, however, Iran is the principal bastion of anti-Americanism. As a nation-state, Iran is not concerned with the Palestinian issue; but as a revolutionary cause, the Khomeinist regime must pose as Israel’s archfoe to claim leadership of the Arabs. In this timely new offering, the celebrated Iranian-born journalist Amir Taheri dissects a regime that has mobilized the resources of a major Muslim country and hijacked a nation of millions for a global “holy war” against the United States and its allies. Taheri reveals the links between the Islamic Republic and terrorist networks including al-Qaeda and Hezballah, investigates the reality of Iran’s nuclear and war-making capabilities, and most importantly, reveals how the Iranian regime can be resisted and defeated. From Ayatollah Khomeini’s “historic mission” to President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad’s messianic campaign in the name of the “Hidden Imam,” The Persian Night depicts a trajectory that will most likely lead to war. More importantly, it addresses the vital question of how the Iranian regime can be resisted and defeated, enabling Iran to close the chapter of revolution and return to the mainstream of nation-states.

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Summary

Summary

Three decades after Khomeinist thugs raided the US embassy in Tehran, Westerners are puzzled by Iran. As a nation, Iranians still like the United States; as a revolutionary regime, however, Iran is the principal bastion of anti-Americanism. As a nation-state, Iran is not concerned with the Palestinian issue; but as a revolutionary cause, the Khomeinist regime must pose as Israel’s archfoe to claim leadership of the Arabs.

In this timely new offering, the celebrated Iranian-born journalist Amir Taheri dissects a regime that has mobilized the resources of a major Muslim country and hijacked a nation of millions for a global “holy war” against the United States and its allies. Taheri reveals the links between the Islamic Republic and terrorist networks including al-Qaeda and Hezballah, investigates the reality of Iran’s nuclear and war-making capabilities, and most importantly, reveals how the Iranian regime can be resisted and defeated.

From Ayatollah Khomeini’s “historic mission” to President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad’s messianic campaign in the name of the “Hidden Imam,” The Persian Night depicts a trajectory that will most likely lead to war. More importantly, it addresses the vital question of how the Iranian regime can be resisted and defeated, enabling Iran to close the chapter of revolution and return to the mainstream of nation-states.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“Written in sorrow rather than anger, The Persian Night clearly and calmly describes Iran’s descent into unreality. It is a masterwork of information and argument…In the old days of the Cold War, brave spirits used to write books that came to grips with the ideological monstrosity of the Soviet Union. They too had no choice but to publish in the West. In the end, they were vindicated. Honor now goes to The Persian Night for exposing the ideological monstrosity of Iran.” National Review
“At first listen, Robertson Dean may seem a surprising choice for this overview of Iranian religious politics, given his precise and clearly American accent. But given that the audience for this complicated text is largely non-Muslim and Western, Dean’s sophisticated and well-enunciated narration provides a soothing background for the tense issues covered. These include the American hostage situation in Iran in the 1980s and the continual threat of a future conflict between the two nations. Dean covers the suspicious relationship between these two nations in a professional and objective tone. The intricacies of religious interpretation as well as the controversial statements of Iranian President Ahmadinejad make for a compelling read.” AudioFile

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Author

Author Bio: Amir Taheri

Amir Taheri has published ten books, some of which have been translated into twenty languages. He is a commentator for CNN and the BBC and is a regular contributor to the National Review and New York Post. He lives in London.

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Available Formats : Digital Download, Digital Rental, CD, MP3 CD
Category: Nonfiction/History
Runtime: 14.22
Audience: Adult
Language: English