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The Ayatollah Begs to Differ: The Paradox of Modern Iran

Paperback. Pub Date: August. 2009 Pages: 304 Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd. Hooman Majd. Acclaimed journalist and New York-residing grandson of an Ayatollah. Has a unique PERSPECTIVE on HIS Iranian Homeland. In this to vivid for. WARM and withhumorous Insider's account . he opens our eyes to an Iran that few people see. meeting opium-smoking clerics. women cab drivers and sartorially challenged presidential officials. among others. Revealing a country where both t-shirt wearing teenagers and religious martyrs express pride in their Persian origins . that is deeply religious yet highly cosmopolitan. authoritarian yet reformist. this is the one book you should read to understand Iran and Iranians today.


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