The Road to Democracy in Iran
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The Road to Democracy in Iran

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Akbar Ganji, called by some "Iran's most famous dissident," was a member of the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps. But, troubled by the regime's repressive nature, he became an investigative journalist in the 1990s, writing for Iran's pro-democracy newspapers. Most notably, he traced the murders of dissident intellectuals to Iran's secret service. In 2000 Ganji was arreste...more
Hardcover, 113 pages
Published April 1st 2008 by MIT Press (MA) (first published March 21st 2008)
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The author of this collection of short essays was imprisoned in his native Iran for advocating universal human rights based on freedom from pain, fear and intimidation. Akbar Ganji, dubbed Iran’s “most famous dissident,” distills his arguments into a few pivotal points that are openly, clearly idealistic – even more so in light of the policies of Iran’s rulers. Ganji’s essays are not practical, but philosophical, although he is very down-to-earth when he descr...more
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Just on the basis of a review in the Nation, this reminds me of Milovan Djilas who was the intellectual in Tito's Yugoslavia who became disenchanted with the tyranny after fighting for freedom.
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This small book says so much of value to every one of us! Take the little time it takes to read it. Akbar Ganji...Thank you!
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