I was six and half years old when the Iranian revolution happened. Aside from hearing some gunshots, I don’t remember much. The Islamic Republic has killed and tortured more than the Shah, and despite its religious exterior, it is more corrupt. Far more. When comparing the two, I find that an increasing number of people now look back on the Shah’s regime as better. Between the Islamic Republic and an Imperial Iran, I would choose the latter any day. Let’s hope that future offers Iranian more choices, including the best choice of all: democracy.