In The Name Of God: The Khomeini Decade

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In The Name Of God: The Khomeini Decade

By Robin Wright
Simon & Schuster, 1989
284 pp. $19.95
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An accomplished journalist's swiftly moving account of the Khomeini revolution and the ensuing decade of theocratic power in Iran. The best and most revealing part of the book deals with the struggles within the regime and the close connections, both in ideology and in practice, between domestic and foreign policy. The author, wary of prediction, outlines the daunting tasks facing Khomeini's successors who, whatever their abilities, will not be able to rule in the name of God.

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