We Are Iran: The Persian Blogs
Edited by Nasrin Alavi
As the U.S. asks the world to consider Iran a “rogue state” and major threat, here is an urgent, surprising and unprecedented
book about what it really feels like to be Iranian today.
We Are Iran is a multi-voiced portrait of contemporary Iran, translated from Farsi, using that nation’s weblogs as its primary
source. Iran has more web diaries than Canada—only the U.S., U.K. and Japan have more—and in cyberspace many
Iranians find a freedom of speech that is not available in print.
The Iran-Contra Scandal: The Declassified History (The National Security Archive Document)
"The administration in disarray--foreign policy in disarray--cover-up--Who knew what when?" George Bush noted in his
personal diary on November 25, 1986, the day that Iran-Contra exploded in the United States and became a major part of our
national psyche. Several years later, the controversy surrounding the cover-up, and what George Bush knew and when,
sustains the Iran-Contra affair as a contemporary political issue.This reader provides the most important tools for
understanding this complex episodethe actual top-secret documents generated by the foreign policy decisions and covert
operations in Central America and Iran, the arms-for-hostage swaps, the Contra war, the quid pro quos, the orchestrated
official deception, and the Bush pardons that make up one of the most important political scandals since Watergate.
...And the truth shall set you free (by: David Icke)
Reveals the story behind global events which shape the future of human existence and the world we leave our children. Both
reveals the background to the global conspiracy and offers an inspiring spiritual solution in which every man, woman and
child on Planet Earth breaks free from daily programming. An experienced environmental campaigner since 1982, Icke has a
history of setting up environmental pressure groups. He became the National Spokesman for the British Green Party from
1988 until 1991. While working with the Green Party Icke started to research into issues such as Third World debt, its true
causes, and how could be effectively resolved. Icke soon uncovered a disturbing pattern of events and exploitation that was to
change the direction of his life forever. As his research progressed Icke left the Green Party and committed himself totally to
The Corporation (by: Joel Bakan)
Bakan’s most recent book, "The Corporation: The Pathological Pursuit of Profit and Power", was written during the making of
the film THE CORPORATION (Co-created with Mark Achbar) and formed the basis of the research and writing for the film.
"Since Rachel Carson's Silent Spring began to expose the abuses of the modern industrial system, there has been a growing
awareness that profit at the expense of Earth--of individuals, society, and the environment--is unsustainable. Joel Bakan has
performed a valuable service to corporations everywhere by holding up a mirror for them to see their destructive selves as
others see them. The clarion call for change is here for all who would listen."
-Ray Anderson, CEO of Interface, a multi-billion dollar company
Advance Praise for "All The Shah's Men"
"Remarkable, readable and relevant "All the Shah's Men" not only reads like an exciting, page-turning spy novel, it deals with
the hard issues of today."
--Senator Richard Lugar, Chairman, Senate Foreign Relations Committee
"A well-researched object lesson in the dismal folly of so-called nation-building. British and American readers of today
should blush with shame."
--John le Carre, author of "The Spy Who Came In From the Cold" and "The Tailor of Panama"
"Stephen Kinzer's brilliant reconstruction of the Iranian coup is made even more fascinating by the fact that it is true. It is as
gripping as a thriller, and also tells much about why the United States is involved today in places like Afghanistan and Iraq."
--Gore Vidal, author of "Lincoln," "Burr," and "1876".
Reading Lolita in Tehran (by: Azar Nafisi)
Azar Nafisi, a former English professor at the University of Tehran, decided to hold secret, private classes at her home after
the rules at the university became too restrictive. She invited seven insightful, talented women to participate in the class. At
first they were tentative and reserved, but gradually they bonded over discussions of Lolita, Pride and Prejudice, and A
Thousand and One Nights. They neither draw exact parallels between the texts and their lives nor find them completely
foreign. Nafisi observes: "Lolita was not a critique of the Islamic Republic, but it went against the grain of all totalitarian
perspectives." Nafisi mixes literary analyses in with her observations of the growing oppressive environment of the Islamic
Republic of Iran: women are forced to wear the veil at university and eventually separated in class from men. Bombs fall
outside while Nafisi tries to conduct class. Nafisi's determination and devotion to literature shine through, and her book is an
absorbing look at primarily Western classics through the eyes of women and men living in a very different culture.
Spirituality inthe Land of the Noble (by: Richard Foltz)
Iran was once as formidable a force as the US is today, as Britain was in the 19th century, and as Rome as 2000 years ago,
yet until now no book has ever told the dramatic story of Iran’s influence on the religions of the world. From the role played by
the ancient kings of Persia, as mentioned in the Bible, to Iranian themes present in Buddhism and influences on St.
Augustine. Author Richard C. Foltz identifies the major role of Iranians in shaping contemporary civilization. He brings his
vivid story right up to date by exploring the relationship between the current Islamic regime in Iran and the country’s other
religious communities. A rich new perspective on the world’s spiritual heritage.
"I attended Dr. Foltz' seminar in March and was pleasantly surprised at his level of knowledge of Iran's glorious and truly
remarkable contributions in the development of world religions, especially such things as the concept of "good and evil,
heaven and hell" which before Zoroastrianism, did not exist in any other religions. -Bodazey
Stupid White Men (by: Michael Moore)
Best selling author Michael Moore's book "Stupid White Men" helps us to unscab some of the underlying manifestations
within the state of the nation leading up to the Tragic attack of September 11th. His insight and social commentary is
eye-opening and truly an entertaining read.
The #1 Top Selling Nonfiction book of the 2002, Stupid White Men has been on the New York Times Bestseller list for over a
year. A #1 Bestseller in Canada, Great Britain, Germany, Australia, Japan, Ireland, & New Zealand, it has been translated into
24 languages and has sold more than 3 million copies worldwide.
"A post 9/11 favorite of mine, "Stupid White Men" explores the deep seated problem within the American econ-political
establishement. All with a humor and asarcasm that only Moore can get away with on suc serious matters" -Bodazey
Teaching Against Islamophobia (Counterpoints: Studies in the Postmodern Theory of Education)
by: Joe L. Kincheloe, Shirley R. Steinberg & Christopher D. Stonebanks (Author, Editor)
As corporate and governmental agencies march us towards global conflict, racism, and imperialism, this book contends that
teachers must have the tools with which to combat unilateral politicization of Arabic and Muslim peoples. Teaching Against
Islamophobia creates a pedagogical space for educators to engage with necessary issues and knowledges regarding the
alienation of Islamic culture, religion, knowledge, and peoples.
Edited by a WASP, a Jew, and an Iranian, this book confronts the fears, challenges, and institutional problems facing todays
teachers. Taking its cue from critical pedagogy, this book is a collection of essays by artists, writers, performers, and
educators committed to naming the insidious racism and hatred of those who would isolate and vilify Islam. buy here
The Shia Revival: How Conflicts within Islam Will Shape the Future
The New York Times bestseller: "Historically incisive, geographically broad-reaching, and brimming with illuminating
anecdotes."—Max Rodenbeck, New York Review of Books
Profiled on the front page of the Wall Street Journal, Iranian-born scholar Vali Nasr has become one of America's leading
commentators on current events in the Middle East, admired and welcomed by both media and government for his "concise
and coherent" analysis (Wall Street Journal). In this "smart, clear and timely" book (Washington Post), Nasr brilliantly dissects
the political and theological antagonisms within Islam. He provides a unique and objective understanding of the 1,400-year
bitter struggle between Shias and Sunnis, and sheds crucial light on its modern-day consequences—from the nuclear
posturing of Iran's President Ahmadinejad to the recent U.S.-enabled shift toward Shia power in Iraq and Hezbollah's
continued dominance in Lebanon. buy here