Scott Horton Interviews Dilip Hiro

Scott Horton, July 02, 2009

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Dilip Hiro, author of the article “The Clash of Islam and Democracy in Iran,” discusses the cyclical problems typical of aging revolutions, Iran’s younger generation that doesn’t remember the Shah, the history of the coup and revolution and the current democratic election protests.

MP3 here. (29:48)

Dilip Hiro is the author of five books on Iran, the latest being The Iranian Labyrinth: Journeys Through Theocratic Iran and its Furies, as well as most recently Blood of the Earth: The Battle for the World’s Vanishing Oil Resources. His upcoming book After Empire: The Rise of a Multipolar World will be published by Nation Books later this year.

One Response to “Dilip Hiro”

  1. The Westphalian order which promised sovereignty has traditionally been of little use to nations which attract the attention of lawless empires. Lebanon’s recent elections are a good example of this. In an act which can most accurately be described as terrorism the US and Israel used threats, war games and intimidation to achieve ‘their’ desired outcome for Lebanon. Every nation has the sovereign right to self determination; to govern the way it sees fit. If the US and Israel want international law to accommodate for the breaching of sovereignty to remove governments they oppose then let the law apply to them as well. Otherwise shut the hell up and fix your own pile of rubbish before criticising other nations which you have bent over backwards to hinder.

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