I was flicking through this a book, largely because it was published by the nixon center. An American President that we are told was a friend of the late Shah and of Iranians, under who's term as president the USA Congress Signed a Pact with Iran to economically, politcally and militarily defend Iran in case of foreign attack. A Pact that another President J. Carter broke the US Constitution by not Honoring. And theoretically every president since also broke the constitution by not honoring this pact between two governments. That is unless the pact was a work of deception to win over the shahs confidence and trust to help bring mullahs to power to destroy Irans Progress and steal Iranians Freedom.
The book was a big disappointment from the use of the word "Arabian Gulf" to not explaining to the reader that, for the people of North Africa & the Middle East, the Issues of War, Peace and Security are not in the hands of the people or the Governments in the Region, but in the hands of the most despotic and tyrannical powers in human History, the USA, the Uk, & France and to a far lesser extent Germany and Japan. Thats why it's so easy for me to forgive Iranians who turned their hatred against the late shah who was serving them well. They never recognized the USA, not even today after 33 years and still believe in Hollywoods reflection of the USA. It is such a perverted use of the power of art and entertainment.
The Chinese and the Russians have not had a negative impact of a similar magnitude as the Free Western Democracies and the Gutlessness of these Democracies is always being concealed by the literature they produce. I now see what the late shah meant in the 1970's when he was interviewed about the west. He said "Your societies are writing to much." What he was referring to is so true, the quantity of fictional BS is 24/7 you'd have to be totally brain dead to hold the USA up in esteem as a citizen of the world and a human being after the filthy way they are governing the world.
In Life there are those who wear White Hats for themselves and others, like the late shah and his team.
And then there are others that wear White Hats for themselves and Black hats for others, like the western democracies lead by the USA.
Lastly you have those who plain wear Black Hats, both for themselves and others, like the Mullahs, the fascists and the communists.
Of these the most harmful are the ones who wear White hats for themselves and Black hats for others, they are the ones that give rise to the existence of the ones that wear Black hats for themselves and others. They are also the ones who harm the guys who wear White hats for themselves and for others. Obviously those who wear the white hats for themselves and others by their nature of serving the law and not breaking it and never using absolute power are the least harmful of all and are most visible by the success they produce for the many, not just themselves.