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Robin Wright has reported from over 120 countries for many leading news organizations, but her perceptive coverage of Iran has garnered her the most respect and praise among her colleagues. In The Last Great Revolution, Wright meticulously describes the ongoing transformation of society, politics and religion that ranges from the empowerment of women to the blossoming of a Robin Wright has reported from over 120 countries for many leading news organizations, but her perceptive coverage of Iran has garnered her the most respect and praise among her colleagues. In The Last Great Revolution, Wright meticulously describes the ongoing transformation of society, politics and religion that ranges from the empowerment of women to the blossoming of a movie industry and an independent press. She demonstrates why Iran's Islamic revolution equals the French and Russian revolutions in new ideas and impact, while standing alone as "the last great revolution" of the modern era.


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Robin Wright has reported from over 120 countries for many leading news organizations, but her perceptive coverage of Iran has garnered her the most respect and praise among her colleagues. In The Last Great Revolution, Wright meticulously describes the ongoing transformation of society, politics and religion that ranges from the empowerment of women to the blossoming of a Robin Wright has reported from over 120 countries for many leading news organizations, but her perceptive coverage of Iran has garnered her the most respect and praise among her colleagues. In The Last Great Revolution, Wright meticulously describes the ongoing transformation of society, politics and religion that ranges from the empowerment of women to the blossoming of a movie industry and an independent press. She demonstrates why Iran's Islamic revolution equals the French and Russian revolutions in new ideas and impact, while standing alone as "the last great revolution" of the modern era.

30 review for The Last Great Revolution: Turmoil and Transformation in Iran

  1. 5 out of 5

    Yurham Afif

    This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. To view it, click here. A neat little reading about what happened in Iran over the past decades. I see that the writer is using her objective as American towards Muslim world. This book opens my view about Iran with the majority shi'ite population ruling their country with sharia better than some of other Muslim countries, even though me as a sunni don't really agree with them in some fundamental matters. From what I get, it seems like Iranian youth nowadays are more connected to their blood and nation rather than reli A neat little reading about what happened in Iran over the past decades. I see that the writer is using her objective as American towards Muslim world. This book opens my view about Iran with the majority shi'ite population ruling their country with sharia better than some of other Muslim countries, even though me as a sunni don't really agree with them in some fundamental matters. From what I get, it seems like Iranian youth nowadays are more connected to their blood and nation rather than religion. Hence, we can see that their movement today are interpreted as a form of rejection towards the clergy. This may be a lesson for me that it'll never work for us to push an ideology by force without accompanying it with an attempt to make them understandable.

  2. 5 out of 5

    Mac

    Great insight into a complicated land.

  3. 5 out of 5

    Aisha

    Well written and so in depth at points. I'm sad the information is so out of date at this point and with almost that time could stand still when there was still all this hope in women's rights.

  4. 5 out of 5

    Taylor Costello

    Here's a few of the things I noted as I read The Last Great Revolution: Turmoil and Transformation in Iran, journalist Robin Wright revealing portrait of the new nation-state of Iran: 1) The Iranian government loves statistics 2) They hate neckties 3) Conservatives are equal to the obstructionist counterparts in U.S. 4) Ironically, the U.S. is behind the curve to Iran on taking measures to curb population growth, even as the latter country fails at the job 5) With several decades of governing under t Here's a few of the things I noted as I read The Last Great Revolution: Turmoil and Transformation in Iran, journalist Robin Wright revealing portrait of the new nation-state of Iran: 1) The Iranian government loves statistics 2) They hate neckties 3) Conservatives are equal to the obstructionist counterparts in U.S. 4) Ironically, the U.S. is behind the curve to Iran on taking measures to curb population growth, even as the latter country fails at the job 5) With several decades of governing under their belt, they're more at adept than waring mideast counterparts. For a government — the world's only theocracy no less — in their fourth decade of religious existence, they've proven more than capable of surviving (and possibly thriving), even as corruption runs rampant and the conservative clergy still holds a stranglehold on any reform. To be sure, anyone who reads this book will likely change their own personal position on Iran, as did mine. Anti-American graffiti and isolated chants of the death of "the Great Satan" withstanding, Iranians prove themselves the great admirer of the American democracy. A subtext gathered from the text is that the conservatives in parliament might possibly be the only guard to a full-blown Western explosion and embrace of culture in the Iranian society. In the country, they find themselves more enamored with American stars like Leonardo DiCaprio than homebred actors and directors. All this information is held together by an exhaustive and objective reporting job by Wright, who proves to be the expert on the subject, with about 30 years of trips to the country as proof. It's truly a work to be admirable for any aspiring journalists out there. As novel of an idea a religious based democracy seems to their native residents, there were structural flaws apparent and built-in into their aspirations. In the infancy of his country, the Ayatollah never foresaw a day when the clergy advisors would clash in power with the presidency and legitimate positions, or more importantly that they'd represent to the new generation the same corrupt thuggery that brought down the Monarchy.

  5. 5 out of 5

    Dylan Tran

    The Last Great Revolution: Turmoil and Transformation in Iran was a detailed analysis on the trips that reporter Robin Wright took to Iran. It recollected Wright's experiences and what happened on a person who was really there as well as covering key events of the revolution and educating the reader about it. Although the book can get boring, I would recommend this to those who are interested in learning about the Iranian Revolution and want a recollection of the experience of a person who was t The Last Great Revolution: Turmoil and Transformation in Iran was a detailed analysis on the trips that reporter Robin Wright took to Iran. It recollected Wright's experiences and what happened on a person who was really there as well as covering key events of the revolution and educating the reader about it. Although the book can get boring, I would recommend this to those who are interested in learning about the Iranian Revolution and want a recollection of the experience of a person who was there at the time.

  6. 4 out of 5

    Niharika Rane

    This book discusses the Iranian revolution in an interesting manner. Wright manages to engage the audience by including her experience in post-revolutionary Iran. She included a brief history of events and a quick geographical note in one of her chapters. Furthermore, she included interesting topics such as the women's rights movement in Iran. Overall, this book did a wonderful job in adding to my knowledge about the revolution.

  7. 4 out of 5

    William

    Very insightful

  8. 4 out of 5

    Steven

    Story about the realities of modern-day Iran and the revolution within the revolution currently underway within Iran. Iran, a nation of great contrasts, is vividly portrayed in this work.

  9. 5 out of 5

    Jim Foley

    have read before - a great book

  10. 5 out of 5

    Andrew

    Fascinating and well written look inside Iran over the last 25 years

  11. 4 out of 5

    Julia

    If you want to learn about modern Iranian history, but feel like reading a novel, this book is for you.

  12. 5 out of 5

    Adrienne

    This is a very good, easy-to-read history of the Islamic Revolution by journalist Robin Wright, who has spend much time in Iran and was on the ground before (and, I believe, during) the Revolution.

  13. 4 out of 5

    Janelle

    Read with "The Persian Bride" and "Persian Mirrors"

  14. 5 out of 5

    Mike

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    Roman

  16. 4 out of 5

    Fredrik Kindström

  17. 5 out of 5

    Steven Seelig

  18. 4 out of 5

    Becky

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    Shahram

  20. 5 out of 5

    Rosalie Strong

  21. 5 out of 5

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  22. 5 out of 5

    Eric Leuliette

  23. 5 out of 5

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  24. 4 out of 5

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  25. 4 out of 5

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  26. 5 out of 5

    Samm Nordstedt

  27. 5 out of 5

    John Ervin

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    Bob

  29. 4 out of 5

    Kevin Johnson

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