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The Ayatollahs" Democracy

An Iranian Challenge

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Published by W. W. Norton .
Written in English


The Physical Object
FormatHardcover
Number of Pages282
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL24417386M
ISBN 10978-0-393-07259-4

With witty, candid, and stylishly-intelligent reporting, Hooman Majd introduces top-level politicians and clerics alongside regular Iranians, including Jewish community leaders. A personal, candid tour of the political and social landscape in Iran, The Ayatollahs' Democracy is a powerful dispatch from a country at a historic turning point. The Ayatollahs’ Democracy: An Iranian Challenge. By Hooman Majd. NY: Norton, , pages. $ About three years have passed since the controversial reelection of .

Ruhollah Khomeini's ancestors migrated towards the end of the 18th century from their original home in Nishapur, Khorasan Province, in northeastern part of Iran, for a short stay, to the Kingdom of Awadh – a region in the modern state of Uttar Pradesh, India – whose rulers were Twelver Shia Muslims of also Nishapur origin. During their rule they extensively invited, and received, a steady Children: Mostafa, Zahra, Sadiqeh, Farideh, Ahmad. Hooman Majd’s The Ayatollahs’ Democracy begins rather jarringly with a series of brief, jumbled scenes set during the Iranian presidential election and its immediate aftermath, but it soon.

Appeasing the Ayatollahs and Suppressing Democracy: U. S. Policy and the Iranian Opposition by Raymond Tanter An apparently unread copy in perfect condition. Dust cover is intact; pages are clean and are not marred by notes or folds of any kind. At ThriftBooks, our motto is: Read More, Spend Less. The Ayatollahs and Democracy in Iraq (Amsterdam University Press - ISIM Papers series) Juan R.I. Cole The troubled transition to democracy in Iraq has led many to wonder how the country’s Shi’ites and Sunnis will balance their religious beliefs with political pressures.


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Hooman Majd was born in Tehran, the son of a high-ranking Iranian diplomat/5. Born in Tehran but educated in the West, Hooman Majd is the author of The Ayatollah The Ayatollahs Democracy book to Differ (an Economist and Los Angeles Times Best Book of ) and The Ayatollahs' Democracy: An Iranian Challenge.

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Drawing on privileged access to the Iranian. Iranian-American writer Hooman Majd attempted to demystify some of the West's preconceived notions about Iran in his book The Ayatollah Begs to new book, The Ayatollahs' Democracy, delves into the workings of the country's insights may startle Americans who think of Iran purely as a fundamentalist Islamic state fronted by the demagogic.

The Ayatollahs' Democracy is less of a personal memoir than the earlier book, and more a piece of engaged journalistic analysis. Everywhere there are fascinating nuggets, reported encounters, insights and analysis - all from the perspective of an insider, but one who communicates with great clarity to his mostly Western audience/5(8).

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"One of America's most astute revealers of Iranian culture and identity."-Reza Aslan, The Atlantic Hailed as one of the Brand: W. Norton & Company. The Ayatollahs and Democracy in Iraq This ISIM Annual Lecture was delivered on 1 December at the Beurs van Berlage, Amsterdam.

Clerically-led Shiism in Iraq is undergoing a reformation, in which leading figures are attempting to reconcile the principles of Islam with those of the Enlightenment. Buy The Ayatollahs' Democracy: An Iranian Challenge by Majd, Hooman (ISBN: ) from Amazon's Book Store.

Everyday low prices and free delivery on eligible orders/5(8). Much of The Ayatollahs’ Democracy is devoted to a garden-variety defense of Iran’s nuclear program and aggressive foreign policy under Ahmadinejad.

More provocatively, however, the book. Book Review: The Ayatollah's Democracy: An Iranian Challenge. by Hooman Majd. Published by W. Norton, New York. pages. Reviewed by Commander Youssef Aboul-Enein, MSC, USN.

Hooman Majd offers a deep analytic look at the politics of the Islamic Republic of Iran and the varying interpretations of the Islamic Revolution in the 21st century. Iranian-born journalist Majd (The Ayatollah Begs to Differ: The Paradox of Modern Iran, ) offers a nimble take on Iran’s fraught political landscape.“Massive fraud,” writes the author, accompanied the official announcement of President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad’s “landslide re-election” against rival Mir Hossein Mousavi in Junegiving the lie to the so-called Green Movement of.

The Ayatollahs' Democracy establishes Majd as the go-to guy for understanding Iran and Iranian politics., Like a Nonfiction Novel, Going Beyond Hard Facts to Enter People's Consciousness., Its Insights May Startle Americans Who Think of Iran Purely As a Fundamentalist Islamic State., Hooman Majd "s penetrating new book, The Ayatollahs.

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.". (source: Nielsen Book Data) Subjects. Ayatollah Democracy.

Arrogant, dogmatic, and anti-American, Iraq's Shiite clerics are the last people enlightened Westerners want to see in power. Let's hope they prevail. Reuel Marc Gerecht.Born in Tehran but educated in the West, Hooman Majd is the author of The Ayatollah Begs to Differ (an Economist and Los Angeles Times Best Book of ) and The Ayatollahs' Democracy: An Iranian Challenge.

He lives in New York City. More about Hooman Majd.Iraqi Shiism is undergoing profound changes, leading to new elaborations of the relationship between clerics and democratic principles in an Islamic state. The Najaf tradition of thinking about Shiite Islam and the modern state in Iraq, which first developed during the Iranian constitutional revolution of –, rejects the principle that supreme power in an Islamic state must be in.