Books by Michael Rubin
Continuity and Chaos
by Patrick Clawson and Michael Rubin
Palgrave Macmillan, 2005. 224 pp. $28.95
November 10, 2005
Exploring continuities and changes, this book provides the historical backdrop crucial to understanding how Iranian pride and sense of victimization combine to make its politics contentious and potentially dangerous. From the struggle between the Shah and Ayatollah Khomeini to the current tension between the reformers and traditionalists, a central issue in Iranian domestic politics has long been its place in the world and relations with the West.