- Paperback: 612 pages
- Publisher: Carnegie Endowment for Int'l Peace (June 4, 2012)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0870032682
- ISBN-13: 978-0870032684
- Product Dimensions: 9 x 6 x 1.3 inches
- Shipping Weight: 2.1 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
- Average Customer Review: 3.8 out of 5 stars See all reviews (16 customer reviews)
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The Iranian Nuclear Crisis: A Memoir Paperback – June 4, 2012
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About the Author
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.