MILANI ON ANDISHEH TV: "History Will Be Kind To The Shah"


MILANI ON ANDISHEH TV: "History Will Be Kind To The Shah"
by Darius Kadivar

Andisheh TV interviews Historian and Stanford Professor Abbas Milani who has recently published his latest best selling biography on the Shah which he hopes to translate in Persian.


Milani was also questioned about his own revolutionary past, responds to unfair critics and character assassinations towards him by people who have not even read the book, speaks about his academic career equally in Iran during the Pahlavi Era as well as subsequently in the US as well as on the prospects of a Royal Restoration in Iran of the Monarchy in it's Constitutional Form with the current heir to the Peacock Throne, Crown Prince Reza Pahlavi.

Related Pictory:

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pictory:Young Ahmad Shah, the last Qajar King Opens Parliament (1925)

pictory: Iranian Parliament Entrance 1950's

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This guy just found out

by Siavash300 on

No kidding. After 32 years devastation of our beautiful country this guy reach to the conclusion that history will be kind to shah. What a discovery!!!. Khoda omret bedeh. With this kind of anntellectual we don't need any ignorants.


Milani.. waste of time....

by amirparvizforsecularmonarchy on

Magar in kesiyeh keh chelo panj deyegeh vakhtam haroom konam behesh goosh bedam.  Khaeneh kaamel.

Here is a well written response to his works.