Summary

Three decades after Khomeinist thugs raided the U.S. embassy in Tehran, Westerners are puzzled by Iran. As a nation, Iranians still like the United States. As a revolutionary regime, however, Iran is the principal bastion of anti-Americanism. From Ayatollah Khomeini's "historic mission" to President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad's messianic campaign in the name of the "Hidden Imam," The Persian Night depicts a trajectory that will most likely lead to war. More importantly, it addresses the vital question of how the Iranian regime can be resisted and defeated, enabling Iran to close the chapter of revolution and return to the mainstream of nation-states.
©2008 Amir Taheri (P)2009 Blackstone Audio, Inc.
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1 out of 5 stars
By Biljana on 11-04-11

a disappointing book

I was preparing a trip to Iran and I was looking for a book that explains and analyses the recent historical and current political situation in over there.
I bought this book, as recommended by several sources, only to be shocked and appalled by the blatant propaganda of the neocon values, ridiculous statements on the 'eternal beauty' of the war and the American repeated 'cowardliness' in not deciding to use sophisticated weapons and unlimited financial sources in finishing with the evil of Iran! I am not an American, neither a Muslim, have no religious preferences, and do believe in democracy, and do condemn the horrible regime of Ahmadinejad. But after hearing this book, I feel abused and assaulted by the simplistic war propaganda, no analysis whatsoever, no deeper insight, no insight of any kind, for that matter. The book is an insult for the common sense, and I truly regret my time and money. Narration by Dean Robertson very good, though.

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1 out of 5 stars
By Amazon Customer on 30-09-10

Wish I'd done more research on Taheri

Instead of looking online for reviews of this book by credible critics, I used the blasted star system and read the audible reviews. I was looking for a non-biased book on the subject (I know this isn't possible), and according to other reviewers I was getting the gold standard of history on the Iranian subject. Only a minute into the book and I notice it's just dripping with agenda. With my suspicions now piqued, I googled Taheri and found a some dirt. Not only is his bias well-known, but his capacity to invent facts is notorious. I guess some people like this kind of thing, but I'd rather skip the agenda and just learn what happened/what's happening.
Don't take my word for it though. There is a great article on the guy by Jonathan Schwarz in Mother Jones to start with, and countless others if you are still interested.

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