Reformers and Revolutionaries in Modern Iran: New Perspectives on the Iranian Left (Routledge/BIPS Persian Studies)

November 29, 2020
Reformers and Revolutionaries in Modern Iran: New Perspectives on the Iranian Left (Routledge/BIPS Persian Studies)

The Iranian left is of great historical significance and a trendof direct relevance to the current situation in Iran and to theevolution of the struggle between 'reformers' and 'conservatives'.Even though the left has never held power in Iran, its impact onthe political, intellectual and cultural development of modern Iranhas been profound.This book's authors undertake a fundamental reexamination andreappraisal of the phenomenon of leftist activism in Iran,interpreted in the broadest sense, throughout the period of itsexistence up to and including the present. Reformers andRevolutionaries in Modern Iran brings together contrastingviews about the balance sheet of a century of leftism in Iran.