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The Last Great Revolution: Turmoil and Transformation in Iran (Englisch) Gebundene Ausgabe – 25. Januar 2000

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  • Gebundene Ausgabe: 368 Seiten
  • Verlag: Knopf; Auflage: 1 (25. Januar 2000)
  • Sprache: Englisch
  • ISBN-10: 0375406395
  • ISBN-13: 978-0375406393
  • Größe und/oder Gewicht: 24,1 x 16,8 x 3,3 cm
  • Durchschnittliche Kundenbewertung: 4.4 von 5 Sternen  Alle Rezensionen anzeigen (7 Kundenrezensionen)
  • Amazon Bestseller-Rang: Nr. 1.361.636 in Fremdsprachige Bücher (Siehe Top 100 in Fremdsprachige Bücher)

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There is probably no person better suited to write this book on Iran's cultural and political transformation than Robin Wright. She has traveled to Iran as a reporter since 1973, when the country was "one of the few comfortable places for foreigners"--including women--to live and work, a place where "short skirts were acceptable" and women "wore bikinis on the beach." But the revolution in 1979 changed all that: "For anyone who'd been to Iran before, the new Islamic Republic of Iran seemed almost like a different country." There was the revival of religious fundamentalism, the hostage crisis, a costly war with Iraq, the sponsorship of terrorism, and Iran-Contra. Iran became one of the most perplexing and vital beats in all of journalism, a touchstone for Middle Eastern politics and an emerging presence on the world stage--and Wright has been there for more of it than any other foreigner.

The Last Great Revolution is a sweeping portrait of a misunderstood country. Much of it is anecdotal rather than analytical, but all is in the service of illuminating what Wright calls "the world's only modern theocracy." She writes of an airline stewardess who gave Wright Band-Aids to cover her nail polish before entering the country and a customs official who ripped up her deck of playing cards one by one. But there are also unexpected opportunities for women (they can become engineers and lawyers), plus a measure of religious freedom (there are communities of Christians and Jews). Old and new ways are in constant conflict: "All the current signs indicate that the Islamic Republic is not likely to survive in its current form." --John J. Miller

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Robin Wright has reported from more than 120 countries as a correspondent for the Los Angeles Times, the Washington Post, CBS News, The Sunday Times (London), and the Christian Science Monitor. She was a fellow at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, Yale University, Duke University, and Stanford University's Hoover Institue. She won the National Magazine Award for her reporting on Iran for The New Yorker and was the recipient of an Overseas Press Club Award for best reporting requiring exceptional courage and initiative. She is the author of Sacred Rage: The Wrath of Militant Islam, In the Name of God: The Khomeini Decade, and (with Doyle McManus) Flashpoints: Promise and Peril in a New World

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1 von 1 Kunden fanden die folgende Rezension hilfreich Von Lynn Harnett am 1. Mai 2000
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From political leaders and dissidents to film makers, philosophers, housewives and teenagers, journalist Robin Wright conveys the outspoken voices of Iran in this timely study.
Readable and well-organized, Wright's book illuminates the impact of the 1979 revolution on ordinary citizens today as well as examining the root causes. She naturally focuses on Iranian/U.S. relations, explaining the long-festering feeling against the 1953 US/British-engineered coup that reinstalled the Shah's repressive regime. She shows how Ayatollah Khomeini seized on the almost whimsical takeover of the US embassy in 1979 to divert attention from domestic troubles and unite his people in heightened revolutionary fervor.
Iranians view the American people and their government separately and always have, Wright claims. At a 1999 demonstration, an Islamic clerical leader takes Wright aside. "'We shout death to policies, not to the scientists and thinkers of America,' he said, as if the difference were obvious and I had to be daft not to understand." One of the more outspoken of the original hostage takers addresses the crowd. " 'Today we invite all the hostages to return to Iran as our guests....Regarding relations with America, we must look to the future and not to the past.' "
The skeptical reader is reminded of terrorist attacks against ordinary civilians and the impossibility of American tourism in Iran, at least during the '80s. But, as Wright points out, the population of Iran has nearly doubled since the revolution, meaning nearly half of Iranians were born during Islamic reign. Things are different for them.
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Wright's book is valuable for its first hand reporting of the current situation in Iran, both politically and culturally, as the country struggles to overcome the setbacks of the revolution. Iran seems to figure very little in the conciousness of the average American. But as Wright makes clear, America still holds both fascination and revulsion to the average Iranian. Wright's interviews with numerous Iranians and her extensive travels around the country provide a vivid narrative that will surprise the average reader. Overall, a very good read that provides lots of insight into where Iran is and where it might be headed.
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As an Iranian who had enough at the end of what the author calls the first revolution, I find this book amazingly accurate and unbiased (OK.. just on acouple of little issues but that's acceptable). It's especially a great read for those who are very ignorant about Iran and Iraninans as awhole.. it undoes the evil image that the mass media have managed to create over years and tries to analyse the roots of issues ... and in my opinion she doesa great job especially considering that she is not iranian:)
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A BOOK WHICH HAD GREAT PROMISE. MS. WRIGHT USES AS HER FRAMEWORK A CLASSIC ON REVOLUTION. SHE COULD HAVE ALSO INCLUDED "ANIMAL FARM." I FOUND ONLY THE FIRST AND LAST CHAPTER INTERESTING. SHE IGNORES THE REAL MINORITIES IN THIS NATION WITH A RICH HERITAGE. ALSO IGNORED IS THE GEOPOLITICAL REALITY OF THE REGION. A REVOLUTIONARY STATE SURROUNDED BY WEAK NEIGHBORS, LIVING IN THE PRESENT WITH PROBLEMS OF THEIR OWN CREATION. I COULD NOT SHAKE THE IMPRESSION THAT I HAVE READ THIS STORY BEFORE.
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