Greeted by President Nixon The Shah of Iran makes an amazing speech on "Revolutions" vs "Evolutions" in the Middle East which seems to echo through time given what is taking place today in the the Middle East and North Africa. (10/21/1969)
NOTE1: The character William Martin, portrayed by Cliff Robertson in the 1977 television miniseries Washington Behind Closed Doors (based on John Ehrlichman's novel The Company, was loosely based on Helms.
An Ambassador's Wife in Iran, by Cynthia Helms
Mrs. Helms' recollections of the mid-1970s in Iran include society-page material-who was there, what they wore, what they ate-vignettes of Embassy house keeping, and an intelligent tourist's curiosity about a new country. She was aware of the problems beneath the surface glitter of the Shah's Iran and gives some impressions of leading personalities, but on matters of policy and diplomacy, and what her Ambassador-husband was up to, she maintains total discretion.
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