Michael Axworthy’s “Revolutionary Iran: A History of the Islamic Republic”

Michael Axworthy makes the point that, along with the French and Russian Revolutions, the Iranian Revolution was the third great modern revolution. The French Revolution was supposedly the ‘bourgeois” revolution. The Russian Revolution was the “proletariat” revolution. The Iranian Revolution was the “Islamic” revolution. Axworthy argues that we must move away from these facile characterizations and look at the deeper, more complex forces at work in each revolution, especially the Iranian Revolution. Submit a 6 to 8 page paper in which you will offer analysis of Michael Axworthy’s Revolutionary Iran: A History of the Islamic Republic.



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