ON-Lion Letter
Three decades after Khomeinist thugs raided the United States embassy in Tehran, Westerners are puzzled by Iran.  As a nation, Iranians still like the U.S.  As a revolutionary regime, however, Iran is the principal bastion of anti-Americanism.

In The Persian Night:  Iran Under the Khomeinist Revolution, newly released by Encounter Books in paperback, celebrated Iranian-born international journalist Amir Taheri examines the history of the Khomeinist revolution in Iran to show how it is genetically programmed for war.  The Iranian regime, Taheri shows, has mobilized the resources of a major Muslim country for global "holy war" against America and its allies. 

The paperback has a new afterword by Taheri -- who has published 10 books, some of which have been translated into 20 languages, and is a commentator for CNN.  He was executive editor in chief of the daily Kayhan, Iran's largest newspaper, before the mullahs seized power.

His timely and fast-paced Persian Night also shows how Khomeinism can be resisted and defeated, enabling Iran to close the chapter of the revolution and return to the mainstream of nation-states.  The book is mandatory reading for anyone concerned about the future of Iran, terrorism, and the prospects for peace in the Middle East.

Encounter Books is an activity of Encounter for Culture and Education, a nonprofit group that is substantially supported by The Lynde and Harry Bradley Foundation in Milwaukee.
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