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By David R. Collier

Collier offers a well timed and clean reexamination of 1 of an important bilateral relationships of the final century. He delves deeply into the yankee wish to advertise democracy in Iran from the Forties in the course of the early Nineteen Sixties and examines the myriad elements that contributed to their luck in exerting a robust impression on Iranian politics. via making a framework to appreciate the efficacy of exterior strain, Collier explains how the us later relinquished this regulate in the course of the Sixties and Nineteen Seventies. in this time, the shah emerged as a dominant and potent political operator who took benefit of waning American effect to say his authority. Collier unearths how this transferring energy dynamic remodeled the previous client-patron dating into one forthcoming equality.

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