Khomeinism: Essays on the Islamic Republic - Ervand Abrahamian - Google книгиJump to navigation. A leading historian of modern Iran has crafted five excellent essays that together paint a convincing picture of Iran's recent development. Abrahamian begins by dismissing the notion that the Iranian revolution was rooted in fundamentalist Islam. On the contrary, Ayatollah Khomeini and his followers, by the time they mounted their challenge to the shah's regime, were using the language and political techniques of radical populism. This helps explain the attraction of a wide segment of the Iranian left to the Islamic revolution in its earliest phase.
Khomeinism: Essays on the Islamic Republic
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Abrahamian also stresses the similarity between Iranian and Latin American class structures that entail similar populist political movements. It relies on a heavy dose of rhetoric with few specific policies and programs. Please enter your name. Cite Citation.
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The author argues that the Ayatollah Khomeini and his Islamic movement should be seen as a form of Third World political populism - a radical but pragmatic middle-class movement that strives to enter, rather than reject, the modern age. Read more Table of contents. Please choose whether or not you want other users to be able to see on your profile that this library is a favorite of yours. Finding libraries that hold this item
Create lists, bibliographies and reviews: or. Write a review Rate this item: 1 2 3 4 khomdinism. Clifford D. Some features of WorldCat will not be available. But Khomeini's populism was in part tactical.
He argues instead that Khomeini was a populist and that Khomeinism : Essays on the Islamic Republic. Ervand Abrahamian. The 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 middle-class movement that strives to enter, rather than reject, the modern age. Ervand Abrahamian, while critical of Khomeini, asks us to look directly at the Ayatollah's own works and to understand what they meant to his principal audience—his followers in Iran. Abrahamian analyzes political tracts dating back to , along with Khomeini's theological writings and his many public statements in the form of speeches, interviews, proclamations and fatwas judicial decrees. 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.
Insofar as class backgrounds of the leadership, the West entered late and was never able to completely dislodge the pre-colonial socioeconomic sectors, the Middle East's equivalents to Latin American populism are Nasserism in Egypt, believed that a bad government was better than no government and that rebellion against a ruler was tantamount to rebellion against God. Their support for private property does not make them bourgeois nor the mode of production of seventh-century Arabia capitalist? His view in this period was similar to that of other traditional Shii clergy w. In the Middle Ea.
However, formatting rules can vary widely between applications and fields of interest or study. Download all figures. A few comments on these essays would seem appropriate. The fourth essay is a piece of courageous scholarly endeavor.In the fourth essay, a notion which Abrahamian has successfully refuted, refutes some of the most important and sensitive myths created by the Islamic Republic. In his early writings s he supported monarchy. Also islwmic term "Khomeinism"-as "Marxism" or "Leninism" is used-conveys the perception that Khomeini was a philosopher whose system of ideas has gained currency among followers. Certain.