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Nader Hashemi - Iran: The Struggle for Democracy

Nader Hashemi - Iran: The Struggle for Democracy

Length: 0:57:00
Uploaded: 11 Sep, 2023

Recording Date: 24 Aug, 2023
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Language: English
Topical for: 1 Week
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Program Title: Nader Hashemi - Iran: The Struggle for Democracy
Description: Zhou Enlai of China once said, "One of the delightful things about Americans is that they have absolutely no historical memory." Perhaps the former Chinese premier was being too harsh but then again maybe he wasn’t. Take the case of Iran. Some people remember the 1979 hostage crisis when Iranians stormed the U.S. Embassy in Tehran and took 53 Americans hostage. But how many recall the coup the U.S. engineered that put the Shah back in power thus crushing democracy in Iran? The consequences of the coup were enormous and ultimately led to the establishment of the Islamic Republic of Iran. While Iran remains a repressive theocracy the struggle for democracy, spurred by women and young people, continues.

Featured Speakers/Guests: Nader Hashemi is the Director of the Alwaleed Center for Muslim-Christian Understanding at Georgetown University. He was previously the Director of the Center for Middle East Studies at the University of Denver. He is the author and co-author of many books. He is frequently interviewed on PBS, NPR, and the BBC and his articles have appeared in the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, and The Nation. 



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