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?”
(PS: This will be my last show on Iran for at least a little while. Just FYI. Next week will be something completely different))
My guests tonight are Moji Agha of the Mossadegh Legacy Institute, and Muhammad Sahimi.
Moji Agha is an Iranian-American Sufi Monk, a cultural psychologist, bi-lingual poet, and peace and human rights and environmental activist. He is the founder of the Mossadegh Legacy Institute, and its project to create American circles of non-violence. For more information, go the show announcement and click on the link for the Mossadegh Legacy Institute.
Muhammad Sahimi, a professor at USC, has been analyzing Iran’s political developments and its nuclear program for nearly two decades. He is currently editor and publisher of the website, Iran News & Middle East Reports, www.imenews.com
UPDATE: 12/12/2013: We covered a lot of ground on the 12/11 show, but also left an important period — 1975 to the present — mostly untouched. In view of that, we’ll be doing a Part 2 this 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
- Persian Constitutional Revolution of 1906 (Wikipedia)
- Rezā Shāh Pahlavi (Wikipedia)
- 1953 Iranian coup d’état – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
- Political parties in Iran – Wikipedia
- Political Parties – Iran Data Portal (Princeton U.)
- Mossadegh Legacy Institute (Moji Agha)
- Mohammed Mossadegh Biography (Iran PM, 1951-1953)
- Muhammad Sahimi (Wikipedia)
- Iran News & Middle East Reports, www.imenews.com
- Demographics of Iran (Wikipedia)