NOTE (DEC. 13, 2013) Due to time constraints, this topic has is being covered over two 1-hour shows. Part 1 discusses Iran mainly from about 1900 to about 1975. Part 2 will discuss Iran from about 1975 to the present. Guests are the same. – Mike
Part 1 (Dec. 11, 2013) SHOW AUDIO (Engineered by Ayn Morgan): https://thinkwingradio.files.wordpress.com/2013/12/kpft_2013-12-11_2200-iran-1900-1975.mp3
Part 2 (Dec. 18, 2013) SHOW AUDIO (Engineered by Ayn Morgan): https://thinkwingradio.files.wordpress.com/2013/12/kpft_2013-12-18_2200-iran-1975-present.mp3
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UPDATED 12/11/13 (7:08pm): The show topic is “IRAN: Dictatorship? Democracy? Theocracy? And how did it become what it is?”
My guests tonight are Moji Agha of the Mossadegh Legacy
Institute, and Muhammad Sahimi, Professor of Chemical Engineering and Materials Science, at the University of Southern California (USC) in Los Angeles, active in journalism, writing frequently on Iranian politics.
UPDATE: 12/12/2013: We covered a lot of ground on this show, but also left an important period — 1975 to the present — most untouched. In view of that, we’ll be doing a Part 2 next week (12/18/2013, 10-11PM CT)
This post is subject to update before and after the show.
Some of the links used for this show are BELOW the break:
TOPICS: “IRAN: Dictatorship? Democracy? Theocracy? And how did it become what it is?”
SOURCES (Below the break):
- Iranian peoples (Wikipedia)
- Iran, Islamic Republic of Iran since 1980 (Wikipedia)
- Iranian Attitudes: A poll by Zogby via @AliScotten http://b.3cdn.net/aai/afbac366bf54883638_ijm6bnp9f.pdf …
- Persian Constitutional Revolution of 1906 (Wikipedia)
- Rezā Shāh Pahlavi (Wikipedia)
- Political parties in Iran – Wikipedia
- Political Parties – Iran Data Portal (Princeton U.)