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Understanding Iran

Thanks to Professor Szyliowicz for pointing out this Foreign Policy article examining the United States view of Iran.  The author makes a very clever point, saying

Few contemporary analyses capture the nature of today’s Islamic Republic better than a masterpiece I first read in college: diplomat George F. Kennan’s incisive and unapologetic 1947 essay on the Soviet Union, “The Sources of Soviet Conduct.”

The author takes from that essay, striking out words like Soviet Union and replacing them with words like Iran.  The statements all hold.


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