Reformers and Revolutionaries in Modern Iran: New Perspectives on the Iranian Left

Synopsis

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

Additional information

Contributors:
Includes content by:
  • Stephanie Cronin
  • Fred Halliday
  • Afshin Matin-Asgari
  • Janet Afary
  • Pezhmann Dailami
Publisher: Place of publication:
  • New York
Publication year:
  • 2004