Iran, the Green Movement and the USA presents the paradox that the USA faces in dealing with Iran over its nuclear armament: negotiate, and legitimize Ahmadinejad's otherwise troubled presidency; resort to sanctions or military strikes, and altogether destroy the budding civil rights campaign of the Green Movement. Either way, as leading Iranian scholar Hamid Dabashi argues, the Islamic Republic will become even stronger.
Featuring a short history of how the USA and Iran came to be in this confrontation, this elegantly written book provides the reader with a dynamic picture of the regional geopolitics and a purposeful guide to how to understand and deal with it.
Hamid Dabashi is the Hagop Kevorkian Professor of Iranian Studies and Comparative Literature at Columbia University. He has written over 20 books, in addition to authoring over 100 essays, articles and book reviews. An internationally renowned cultural critic and award-winning author, his writings have been translated into numerous languages, including Arabic, French, Spanish, Russian, Portuguese and Turkish.
1. The Paradox 2. Jammed in a Jungle and Nowhere to Go 3. The Fox in the Hen House 4. It's a Jungle out there 5. Outfoxing the Wily Fox 6. Paradox Redux 7. The Fox in the Box 8. The Retrieval of a Cosmopolitan Culture Conclusion: People and their Parables