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Post-Revolutionary Politics in Iran: Religion, Society, and Power
Post-Revolutionary Politics in Iran: Religion, Society, and Power
By David Menashri
Frank Cass, 2001, 356 pp

Reviewing events in Iran's "second republic" since the death of Khomeini in 1989, Menashri covers Iran's domestic scene, its relations with the United States and the West, regional issues, and Iran's policy toward Israel -- "the enemy of Iran and Islam." An epilogue brings domestic and foreign developments up to date. Menashri, who has written many studies on Iran and has contributed to Israel's annual Middle East Contemporary Survey since 1978, shows here the product of having followed events in Iran year by year for more than two decades. This is high-quality political reporting that relies largely on a meticulous combing of the Iranian media. Each chapter presents its subject chronologically, with many references to related information in other chapters. There is also a glossary and a descriptive list of the many Iranian newspapers. An informed and impressively dispassionate study of Iran since 1989.