Democracy and Iran

Friday, October 15, 2010

Hooman Majd, the grandson of an esteemed ayatollah, discusses a group of influential ayatollahs in Iran who still believes in the Iranian republic, and explains their notion of “Islamic democracy." In The Ayatollah’s Democracy: An Iranian Challenge, he introduces top-level politicians, clerics, and ordinary Iranians who express pride for their ancient heritage and fierce independence from the West.


Hooman Majd

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Comments [3]

Ahmad from Teheran

Where does Hooman Majd gets these numbers from... 90% of the population supported the overthrow of the Shah? An Iranian election can only be tampered with by 300,000 or a million votes? You need to question these assertions. It makes me skeptical of everything this guest expresses an opinion on.

Oct. 15 2010 12:36 PM
Shawnelle Ross from Upper Upper-West Side

I know Iran has presidential elections, but how does succession work among the clergy? Could Ayatollah Khomenei be replaced anytime soon?

Oct. 15 2010 12:22 PM
Miriam S. from Mineola

A question for Mr. Majd: Do you believe Iran's nuclear program *really* poses a serious threat to Israel? Are they *really* capable of dropping a nuclear warhead on Israel, or is Ahmadinejad just bluffing?

Oct. 15 2010 12:13 PM

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