The Last Great Revolution is a sweeping portrait of a misunderstood country. Much of it is anecdotal rather than analytical, but all is in the service of illuminating what Wright calls "the world's only modern theocracy." She writes of an airline stewardess who gave Wright Band-Aids to cover her nail polish before entering the country and a customs official who ripped up her deck of playing cards one by one. But there are also unexpected opportunities for women (they can become engineers and lawyers), plus a measure of religious freedom (there are communities of Christians and Jews). Old and new ways are in constant conflict: "All the current signs indicate that the Islamic Republic is not likely to survive in its current form." --John J. Miller --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
This book begins its message with in effect a status report of the Revolution that took place in Iran in 1979. Read morePublished on November 19, 2008 by Paul M. Murphy
This is a very disappointing book. I have followed Ms. Wright's works on mideast and I often happen to agree with her. But this book is one of her weakest ones. Read morePublished on September 9, 2008 by Winston
Robin Wright is known to many Iranians as a Mullah Apologist. In this book, she continues her delusional commentaries on the status of the Islamic regime in Iran. Read morePublished on June 6, 2004 by Azadi
Americans have a pretty bleak picutre of Iranian society fixed in their heads. And who can blame them? Read morePublished on January 26, 2003 by A. Steinhebel
As an Iranian who were present on most of the events , I very much recommend this book. Ms. Wright has writen the book with a very clear lens without any prejudice.Published on February 5, 2002 by Yasaman Mostajeran
The country of Iran has experienced great turmoil and change during the 20th century, from de-throning its monarch in the beginning of the century to installing an Ayatollah as the... Read morePublished on November 26, 2001 by Adrienne Lemasters
In Robin Wright's account of Iran's most turbulent and transformative period, she presents the recurring themes of empowerment and uniqueness that emerged during the country's... Read morePublished on November 25, 2001 by Lula Hagos