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The Iranian Revolution: the Seculars, the Clergy and the Pahlavis.

World Politics: This article, based on a reading of Ervand Abrahamian’s ‘Radical Islam: Iranian Mojahedin, attempts to trace the history and origins of the Iranian Revolution, an event which marked the end of 2500 years old monarchy. It is a story of how an unpopular government faced opposition from both left and right ideological sections of society and how a politics of rhetoric enabled one ideological stance to capture the imagination of the masses more than the other.