Lecture 21

Lecture 21 - Iran continued - The paradox of revolt -...

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Iran continued - The paradox of revolt - Westernization between 1950s 1960s Shah of Iran - What was westernized was the material condition of life o There were no facilities, no infrastructure before o The country was secular - The problem was that it was too secular for its own good - Downplayed Iranian culture o Rich Persian culture - Downplayed importance of religious sense among ppl - Offended sensibility among ppl - Shah’s major concern was his heir, - Iran had support of both Israel and United States o Ironic now - Modernize bureaucracy, schools, women, etc - Role of religion played a very positive role at the beginning o In providing ppl with alternative ways, vision of life Revolution - Attempt to overcome imposition of an oppressive regime, though it was done under the name of modernization - Shah of Iran ran an oppressive regime o Secret police - First part was the overthrow of Shah - Young ppl participated in the revolution - 1953 – Mosadek, white revolution of 1963 failed - Many ppl go killed
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