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Inside Iran

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Iran is viewed as a security threat that's part of the Axis of Evil, but it is also is a proud nation with a 2,500 year history of Persian poetry, art, and passion, and its complexities are often overlooked. Scott Peterson discusses Iran: from its recent internal struggles to the 1979 Islamic Revolution. In Let the Swords Encircle Me: Iran—A Journey Behind the Headlines, he speaks with clerics and reformers, filmmakers and journalists, True Believers and the Westernized resisters.

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Scott Peterson

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Comments [5]

Karen Otten from Westchester County

what would happen to politics in the U.S. if the American people at large - instead of just history grad students - became enlightened about what evils we have done in the Middle East. The U.S. will break down if it doesn't face its past. James Earl Jones said this about Viet Nam on Charlies Rose years ago. It is more true now than ever. The political "right" is blind and dumb but eventually the cancer and gangrene will come out.

Sep. 22 2010 12:34 PM
NP from New York, NY

How can you not mention the deal then ex-CIA head George Bush made with the Iranians to keep the hostages until after the 1980 election? This is not fringe conspiracy politics. In France, the exile home of Ayatollah Khomeini it is common knowledge that the Reagan-Bush campaign had cut a deal with the Iranians to delay the release of the American hostages until after the 1980 US presidential election.

Sep. 22 2010 12:33 PM
Hank

Good interview of Ahmadinejad

http://www.charlierose.com/view/interview/11211

Sep. 22 2010 12:24 PM
dbmetzger from upper west side

AP Interview: Ahmadinejad Says Future Is Iran's
Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad said Sunday that "the future belongs to Iran," and challenged the United States to accept that his country has a major role in the world. http://www.newslook.com/videos/251443-ap-interview-ahmadinejad-says-future-is-iran-s?autoplay=true
grandiosity can prove dangerous. Like nation building...

Sep. 22 2010 12:14 PM
Scott from Yonkers, NY

Please ask Scott if he is a student of Christian Science and if that helped his work in Iran.

Sep. 22 2010 12:10 PM

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