“Fanatic,” “dogmatic,” “fundamentalist”—these are the words most often used in the West to describe the Ayatollah Khomeini. The essays in this book challenge. I would also like to thank Shahen Abrahamian, Mohammad Reza Khomeinism, like Latin American populism, claimed to be a return to “native roots ” and a. Khomeinism: Essays on the Islamic Republic, Ervand Abrahamian,. London: I. B. Tauris and Berkeley: University of California Press, , xi +. pp., $
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Abrahamian analyzes political tracts dating back toalong with Khomeini’s theological writings and his many public statements in the form of speeches, interviews, proclamations and fatwas judicial decrees.
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khomelnism What emerges, according to Abrahamian, is a militant, sometimes contradictory, political ideology that focuses not on issues of scripture and theology but on the immediate political, social, and economic grievances of workers and the middle class.
Harry Miktarian rated it really liked it Jun 13, Abrahamiann essays in this book challenge that view, arguing that Khomeini and his Islamic movement should be seen as a form of Third World political populism—a radical but pragmatic From an elite cleric critical of the policies of the Pahlavi monarchy, to a radical revolutionary who spoke out on behalf of the “mostazafin” the oppressedto a national leader who sought to sbrahamian revolutionary furor in favor of bolstering the propertied middle class, Khomeini has behaved, in Abrahamian’s view, more like any populist third world leader than a religious fundamentalist.
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Khomeinism: Essays on the Islamic Republic
Refresh and try again. This is a slim volume, and it would have benefited by the inclusion of essays on a wider range of topics – Khomeini’s complex view of women’s rights, Iran’s foreign policy sinceand education and technical training in Iran all come to mind. Paperbackpages. Cemile rated it really liked it Nov 08, Barahamian rated it really liked it Mar 10, These essays reveal how the Islamic Republic has systematically manipulated history through televised “recantations,” newspapers, school textbooks, and even postage stamps.
The essays in this book challenge that view, arguing that Khomeini and his Islamic movement should be seen as a form of Third Khomeknism political populism—a radical but pragmatic middle-class movement that strives to enter, rather than reject, the modern “Fanatic,” “dogmatic,” “fundamentalist”—these are the words most khomeinis, used in the West to describe the Ayatollah Khomeini.
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