Monday, October 09, 2006

Iranian mirrors

America, with its characteristic readiness to forget the offences it has done to others while burnishing the memory of those it has suffered itself, thinks a great deal about the seizure of the embassy hostages in 1979, but very little about the coup it staged in Iran with Britain in 1953.
-- Martin Woollacott in a review of 7 books about Iran, all of which look like they are worth reading.

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