Contesting the Iranian Revolution, A Dictator’s Day in Court, and The Myth of Moderation (S. 11, Ep. 23)

Pouya Alimagham of Massachusetts Institute of Technology joins Marc Lynch on this week’s podcast to discuss his new book, Contesting the Iranian Revolution: The Green Uprising. In the book, Alimagham analyzes the history of Iran and the Middle East to highlight how activists contested the Islamic Republic’s legitimacy. (Starts at 0:35). Nate Grubman of Stanford University discusses his article, “A Dictator’s Day in Court,” published in the Journal of Democracy. (Starts at 33:30). Valeria Resta of the Interdisciplinary Center for the Study of North Africa and the Middle East discusses her latest article, “The ‘myth of moderation’ following the Arab Uprisings: polarization in Tunisia and Egypt’s founding elections,” published in the British Journal of Middle Eastern Studies. (Starts at 50:54).





Music for this season’s podcast was created by Bashir Saade (playing Ney) and Farah Kaddour (on Buzuq). You can find more of Bashir’s work on his YouTube Channel.

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