The Soul of Iran

The Soul of Iran Iran Thundered Onto The World Stage In 1979 With An Islamic Revolution That Shook The World Today That Revolution Has Gone Astray, A Popular Democracy Movement Boldly Challenges Authority, And Young Iranians Are Interested In Moving To America Than In Chanting Death To America Afshin Molavi, Born In Iran And Fluent In Persian, Traveled Widely Across His Homeland, Exploring The Legacy Of The Iranian Revolution And Probing The Soul Of Iran, A Land With Nearly Three Millennia Of Often Glorious History Like A Master Persian Carpet Maker, Molavi Weaves Together Threads Of Rich Historical Insight, Political Analysis, Cultural Observation, And The Daily Realities Of Life In The Islamic Republic To Produce A Colorful, Intricate, And Mesmerizing Narrative Originally Published In Hardcover Under The Title Persian Pilgrimages, This Paperback Edition Is Revised, With A New Introduction And Epilogue. This was a pretty decent crash course in Iranian history current affairs says someone who is not an expert on either of those things The cover or one of the review blurbs inside, I don t remember which called this book ambitious, and I agree I m not sure that it achieved all it wanted After all, it s a really difficult thing to do to weave together ancient history,
A total waste of time Same typical stuff written by Iranian Americans, apparently it doesn t matter which book you choose you will the same stereotypes all over I expected reading a different account of the history and politics of Iran as the author is a Tabrizi not a Tehrani as usual and holds a master s degree in Middle East history from John Hopkins University His long explanations about the country s history are repetitions of the same old cliches, lacking any insight or real depth, tha A total waste of time Same typical stuff written by Iranian Americans, apparently it doesn t matter which book you choose you will the same stereotyp
if you, along with a great deal of our generation, felt solidarity with the threatened, arrested, and otherwise hurt writers and protestors in the recent highly publicized crackdown of open press in Iran, but didn t do shit that might help anyone, save wearinggreen or something, and also failed to grasp the larger issues of what was going on and what all this might say about Iran s past and hint to for her future, then this might be a read for you.Moldavi has written an accessible, invitin if you, along with a great deal of our generation, felt solidarity with the threatened, arrested, and otherwise hurt writers and protestors in the recent highly publicized crackdown of open press in Iran, but didn t do shit that might help anyone, save wearinggreen or something, and also failed to grasp the larger issues of what was going on and what all this might say about Iran s past and hint to for her future, then this might be a read for you.Moldavi has written an accessible, inviting even, introduction to Persian history, culture, life and conflicts, based on his own research, travels and conversation
Like China Road, this book covers the ins and outs of a lot of people s daily views of life in Iran, right from the actual people, from both sides of the story, from conservatives to liberals While it does sometimes retread concepts now and then, mainly when dealing with particular events Usually the different revolutions it generally stayed fresh enough to keep me interested, and only goes to show me that the general picture shown to you is often just bits and pieces taken out of context to Like China Road, this book covers the ins and outs of a lot of people s daily views of life in Iran, right from the actual people, from both sides of the story, from conservatives to liberals While it does sometimes retread concepts now and then, mainly when dealing with particular events Usually the different revolutions it generally stayed fresh enough to keep me interested, and only goes to show me that the general picture shown to you is often just bits and pieces taken out of context to paint a picture for you that matches up with something that someone wants you to believe In the US, that being that Iran is full of a lot of radicalist Islamic terrorists in waiting This book helps pull back the veil or hijab, if you want to be topical on what is a life that should be familiar with a lot of people Disappointment with government, anger at a lack of positive change, and fear of poor economic foresight and
Even though it was written nearly twenty years ago it still captures the details forming Iraninian soul The right mix of history and human stories make the book really enjoyable. my AP comparative government book gives me something to release my angst and anger A Nation s Journey to Freedom The Soul of Iran is its name and the author, Afshin Molavi is Iranian I appreciate his passion for Iran, passionate enough to travel back to Iran and write a whole book about it, but can anything get any boring He s a journalisthe needs to expose the conditions in Iran and the history of Iran Why is he going out of his way to learn the real purpose of writing a piece of jo my AP comparative government book gives me something to release my angst and anger A Nation s Journey to Freedom The Soul of Iran is its name and the author, Afshin Molavi is Iranian I appreciate his passion for Iran, passionate enough to travel back to Iran and write a whole book about it, but can anything get any boring He s a journalisthe needs to expose the conditions in Iran and the history of Iran Why is he going out of his way to learn the real purpose of writing a piece of journalism to describe everything he sees even though it does nothing to the real point of the story Why are his sentences so freaking awkward Why is he trying to sound all professional Dude should just tell it like it is He said, The weather was hot, but not oppressive We don t care and since yo
A really long book with small prints Most of the book is about pre revolution Iran with continuous repetition of certain main points This book is a mixture of history, cultural analysis, journalist interviews, and just travel journals With the repetition, a lot of different names made my head hurt a bit while reading, jointing down key points, and comprehending This book focuseson the post revolutionary 1979 Iran where the Iranians are suffering economically with their currency that us A really long book with small prints Most of the book is about pre revolution Iran with continuous repetitio
I picked this up because I realized I knew nothing about Iran except the standard American media images from my childhood of hostages, Ayatollah Khomeini, flag burnings, and angry men chanting Death to America I don t think I could have picked a better book for my introduction to Iran Molavi s writing style is conversational and engaging As a student, I was fascinated by the history and the politics, but as an American I was equally fascinated by the conversations Molavi had with people he I picked this up because I realized I knew nothing about Iran except the standard American media images from my childhood of hostages, Ayatollah Khomeini, flag burnings, and angry men chanting Death to America I don t think I could have picked a better book for my introduction to Iran
Fantastically enlightening story from the open minded and highly intelligent perspective of this journalist returning to his ancestral homeland Equal parts historical, cultural, spiritual, and loaded with wit follow Mr Molavi on a journey of cultural understanding both historical and modern with classic pilgramages to the tombs of revered poets, as well as modern pilgramages by opportunity seeking engineers to the Canadian embassy in Damascus Molavi s is exactly the perspective needed and Fantastically enlightening story from the open minded and highly intelligent perspective of this journalist returning to his ancestral homeland Equal parts historical, cultural, spiritual, and loaded with wit follow Mr Molavi on a journey of cultural understanding both historical and modern with classic pilgramages to the tombs of revered poets, as well as modern pilgramages by opportunity seeking engineers to the Canadian e
Though slightly less entertaining than Out of Mao s Shadow, Afsin Molavi also did a good job on both teaching and entertaining the reader Originally, I thought Iran was a crazy, nuclear obsessed country tryin to destroy the United States However, after reading Molavi s book, I realized the struggles the Iranian people must endure, especially the youth Iran s history has always been complicated even

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  • Paperback
  • 352 pages
  • The Soul of Iran
  • Afshin Molavi
  • English
  • 18 February 2018
  • 0393325970