Trouble for the Shah

Laqueur, Walter
September 1978
New Republic;9/23/78, Vol. 179 Issue 13, p18
Focuses on the complexity of the political and economic turmoil in Iran. Hardships and dislocations encountered by Iran in its achievement of considerable economic progress; Revolutionary movements that have been fueled by unfulfilled expectations; Mixture of the opposition to the Shah, Mohammad Reza Pahlavi; Shah's brand of ruling which has been called "fascist"; Government's underrating of the influence of the "ayatollahs"; Sins of omission and commission of the government of the Shah; Impact of a prolonged period of chaos on the future of Iran and on the industrialized countries which rely on Iran as a major oil producer.


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