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The Iranian Nuclear Crisis: A Memoir Paperback – June 4, 2012
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Seyed Hossein Mousavian served as spokesman for Iran's team in nuclear negotiations with the European Union and the International Atomic Energy Agency (200305) and is currently a visiting research scholar at the Woodrow Wilson School's Program on Science and Global Security at Princeton University.
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But I'm already far enough along to mention some eyebrow-raising behavior by the editor (presumably a staffer at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, which published the book). At various places, the editor has inserted "bottom of the page" footnotes - not to elucidate a point made by the author or for any of the other legitimate uses of footnotes - but to challenge the author's assertion. Odd - I can't say I've ever seen that before, and wouldn't recommend it to other editors.
If you're a publishing house and don't like your author's viewpoint, there are many conventional choices: decline to publish his book, write a critical review, write your own book, and so on. But it's not acceptable - and highly unusual (unique, in my experience) - to engage in a running debate with your own author by peppering his text with footnotes aimed at undercutting what he writes.
The author's credential's are impeccable and through his own integrity in refusing the offer of the job of Minister of Foreign Affairs,- 2005 under the current President, because he disagreed with his foreshadowed foreign policies, he suffered.That he did not let this experience sour his views is remarkable.
The book tracks in great absorbing detail the history of this subject, which is essential to an understanding of this complex subject. It reveals the continued duplicity of the USA throughout and hoyw at least the three most powerful nations of Europe in the UK. France and Germany, were cowered and bullied by the USA and are to this day.
The author Seyed Hossein Mousavian however does not spare Iran under its current leadership from fault and to his credit makes objective comparisons and draws clear conclusions, some of which reveal Iran in recent years had a tendency to shoot itself in its foot.
For leaders and senior officials of the two most protagonist countries, in Iran and the USA, this book is a must. Not to read it is to ignore the profound mistakes of history and repeat them ad nauseum.
When one considers the consequences of the blatant continued ignorance and prejudice towards Iran by the West and the coded/disguised underlying theme of them seeking regime change, something the author is very clear about, to perpetuate such ignorance and prejudice which may well lead to cataclysmic regional if not global war, would be unforgivable.
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Concise and precise work. A must read for interested readers on Iran.Published 11 months ago by armen mard
This book was listed showing a dust jacket, but no dust jacket came with the book.Published 23 months ago by philip v. sarcione
Very quick delivery (that part was perfect) but the book was damaged and when you pay for a new one you expect a book which isn't damaged !Published on June 21, 2014 by Mariotti
I had been wondering whether to buy this book or not as I thought Mousavian had written it, making it a propaganda piece. Read morePublished on April 28, 2014 by Hamid Nazari
This, as you know,is a story in progress.I UNDERSTAND that Mousavian has returned To Iran.That MAY BE SIGNIFICANT!Watch the next few months,.Published on March 17, 2014 by rh
I had to read this among others for my thesis and I loved it. I have it in my tablet and read it from time to time still even though I earned my Master's.Published on February 18, 2014 by T. Hall
A great analysis on how the relationships between Iran and the West have been shaped under the shadow of Iranian nuclear programPublished on September 20, 2013 by mehrdad
Sadly, I have to give this five stars. I needed it for a term paper I was writing on nuclear proliferation in the Middle East so it was helpful in arguing from the point of... Read morePublished on May 30, 2013 by Pauline Witmer