Iran, 1953-1979: From the Shah to Islamic Revolution

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Featuring Eskandar Sadeghi-Boroujerdi and Golnar Nikpour on the history of modern Iran. This is the third episode in our four-part series. We pick up in the wake of the US-British 1953 coup against Mossadegh, assess the Shah’s repression and attempts to manufacture consent through passive revolution, and then close by laying out the 1979 Islamic Revolution in all of its wild complexity.

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Topics: Imperialism and Foreign Policy Iran Middle East Oil
Guests: Eskandar Sadeghi-Boroujerdi Golnar Nikpour