The Last Great Revolution by Robin Wright
Turmoil and Transformation in Iran

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Robin Wright has reported from over 120 countries for many leading news organizations, but her perceptive coverage of Iran has garnered her the most respect and praise among her colleagues. In The Last Great Revolution, Wright meticulously describes the ongoing transformation of society, politics and religion that ranges from the empowerment of women to the blossoming of a movie industry and an independent press. She demonstrates why Iran's Islamic revolution equals the French and Russian revolutions in new ideas and impact, while standing alone as "the last great revolution" of the modern era.


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About Robin Wright

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Robin Wright has reported from 140 countries for The Washington Post, Los Angeles Times, The New Yorker, The New York Times Magazine, Time, The Atlantic, The Sunday Times, and others. She has been a fellow at the U.S. Institute of Peace, Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars, Brookings Institution, Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, Yale, Duke, and Stanford. She is the author of seven books on international affairs.
 
Published September 29, 2010 by Vintage. 384 pages
Genres: History, Political & Social Sciences. Non-fiction

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Wright concludes that the “Islamic republic is not likely to survive in its current form——although its ruthless use of power to screen out hostile candidates, its draconian thought-crime laws, and its death squads would seem to conflict with her broader theory that the Iranians have taken bigger ...

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Few Western journalists are more familiar with postrevolutionary Iran than Wright (In the Name of God: The Khomeini Decade, etc.). Wright first traveled to Iran as a young reporter in 1973 and has mad

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Robin Wright had been reporting from Iran since 1973 when the 1979 Islamic Revolution arrived, and she as much as anyone saw firsthand just what...

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With Iran now under the leadership of reformist president Mohammad Khatami, Wright shows how Iran is caught in flux between two extremes traditional strict Islam and reformist, democracy-sympathetic Islam and how this fluctuation is necessary for the evolution of Iran into a modern state.

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