Edited by Nader Hashemi and Danny Postel
published February 2011 by Melville House
International Journalist of Ideas
Praise for Reading Legitimation Crisis in Tehran:
"A brilliant inquiry into the contemporary Iranian predicament and what it means for the world. ... a work of grace, intelligence, and towering integrity. Reading 'Legitimation Crisis' in Tehran is nothing less than a masterpiece of moral and political criticism."
— Afshin Molavi, author of The Soul of Iran
Praise for The People Reloaded
"...the most impressive collection of writings on one of the most inspiring...movements of our time...a rare resource." —Ali Mirsepassi, NYU
"a rich, consistently engaging anthology...the facts, analysis, shading, and nuance these pieces provide will allow the reader to better understand whatever direction Iran may take in the future." —Publishers Weekly
"In bringing together these essential texts...Nader Hashemi and Danny Postel have opened the door for critical engagement with one of the most significant movements in the Middle East today." —Orhan Pamuk, 2006 Nobel Laureate in Literature
"For all those who are interested in the new shapes of democracy in our world...this collection offers precious insights into the historical sources and future potentials of this great movement." —Charles Taylor, McGill University
"Defeat often seems inevitable and change never seems to come fast enough. And then, all of a sudden, the dam bursts, time accelerates and nothing can stop it. This welcome volume provides an anatomy of how this process is unfolding in Iran today, whatever its eventual outcome." —Simon Critchley, New School for Social Research
"Words, yes, words and justice and bodies--that's all the Iranian human earthquake called the Green Movement has had on its side from the start of is peaceful insurrection. The bodies have been beaten and jailed and persecuted and the justice is a long time coming, but the words, the indispensable words that have always been at the heart of that country's history, the words are finally available in one crucial and moving and thought-provoking book."
—Ariel Dorfman, Author, Death and the Maiden
Contributors: Asli Bâli, Richard Falk, Tom Farer, Charles Glass, Shadi Hamid, Nader Hashemi, Christopher Hill, Michael Ignatieff, Afra Jalabi, Rafif Jouejati, Mary Kaldor, Marc Lynch, Vali Nasr, Thomas Pierret, Aziz Rana, Christoph Reuter, Kenneth Roth, Anne-Marie Slaughter, Fareed Zakaria, Radwan Ziadeh, Stephen Zunes
Praise for The Syria Dilemma
“an excellent collection of essays”
“The Syria Dilemma does a particularly good job of identifying what’s at stake for Syria, her people, and the global powers with a vested interest in the region. [T]he collection offers sober and well-considered opinions.”
“Here is all the material that readers will need to join the argument about intervention in Syria—which is turning out to be one of the most important political arguments of our time.”
—Michael Walzer, Author of Just and Unjust Wars and Arguing About War
“The Syria Dilemma highlights the ethical dilemmas at the heart of the Syrian conflict. The editors have done an excellent job in collecting critical contributions by prominent scholars and foreign policy analysts. This book raises the moral level of debate on Syria. It is a must read.”
—Fawaz Gerges, Middle East Centre, London School of Economics, Author of Obama and the Middle East: The End of America’s Moment?
“Wide-ranging and timely, this volume is essential reading for anyone wishing to understand the Syrian tragedy, its significance, and the options available to the United States and the rest of the international community.” —James L. Gelvin, Professor of History, UCLA, Author of The Arab Uprisings: What Everyone Needs to Know and Divided Loyalties: Nationalism and Mass Politics in Syria at the Close of Empire