Revolution: features archive

2005

BOOK
Mostaz'af and Mostakbar

The idea of a classless society entered Iranian revolutionary discourse via the Marxist-Leninist left and was coded by Islamist groups
Minoo Moallem

INTERVIEW
IRI cannot be reformed

The regime is a sultanate and incapable of reform, says jailed journalist

RIGHTS
Saddam + Taliban + Apartheid =Islamic Republic

This is why Iranians are calling for change -- a structural change in the regime
Hossein Bagher Zadeh

RIGHTS
I've done nothing wrong

Open letter
Akbar Ganji

WOMEN
A woman for all seasons
In memory of Farrokhrou Parsa
Ardavan Bahrami

IDEAS
Foucault's revolution
French philosopher's views on the 1979 revolution
Janet Afary and Kevin B. Anderson

IRAN
Damaged
I can't hold on to the glorious past when the present is rotting before my eyes
Lobat Asadi

PRISON
Responses to state terror
Reflections on Iran’s prison system during the Montazeri years
Maziar Behrooz

FREE SPEECH
Bayaani-ye 50 nafari

Statement by 50 Iranian writers and artists in defense of Salman Rushdie
From 1992

FREE SPEECH
Bogzaarid mardom beh kaar o zendegishaan beresand

One of the first articles in defense of Salman Rushdie in Persian (1989)
Ramin Kamran

REVOLUTION
For children's sake

Parents, children and the 1979 Revolution
Lobat Asadi unedited

IRAN
Suffocating charmer

Am I happy to be landing in Tehran? Or not?
Shahla Azizi

ELECTIONS
Tahrim-e entekhaabaat kaafee neest

Boycotting presidential elections not enough
Hossein Bagher Zadeh

BOOK
Everything will be fine
Excerpt from "Even After All this Time"
Afschineh Latifi

IDEAS
Deen va hokoomat
The Islamic Republic is bad. But you cannot separate religion from the state. Not in Iran.
Aghaye Hichkas

FICTION
Haalat-e aad'dee
Short story
Elham Gheytanchi

OPINION
In so many words
Comments on issues of the day
Hamid Boroumand

FATALISM
Turning to the sky
The fire at Tehran's Arg Mosque
Roya Hakakian

POLITCS
Fresh look back

Iran-U.S. relations in 1977
Mahmoud Foroughi

DIARY
Yekshanbeh, 22 Bahman

A diary entry from February 11, 1979
Shirin Vazin

OBSERVATION
Slates wiped clean

The truth about "Marg bar Shah"
Jim S.

REVOLUTION
1979 things that went wrong

I was listening to old tapes of Khomeini's famous speech...
Amir Nasiri

REVOLUTION
The Islamic Revolution lives

All this mumbo jumbo about a "second revolution" happening in Iran is just gibberish echoed by disillusioned Iranians in exile
Lawrence Reza Ershaghi

SEARCH
Looking for a few good spies

Washington calls the Iranian MEK a terrorist group. But some administration hawks think its members could be useful
Christopher Dickey, Mark Hosenball and Michael Hirsh

ESSAY
Death & rebirth
An essay on the 1979 Revolution for English class
Jahanshah Javid

REVOLUTION
Bazargan va existentialism?!
Nice man, bad prime minister
Hassan Behgar

POLITICS
Jomhuri yaa saltanat?
Republic or monarchy?
Ramin Kamran

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