The Iranian Revolution
This week on February 11, 1979, Iranians will celebrate the 31st anniversary since the end of the Islamic Revolution. After growing hostility, Iranians united to revolt against the monarch of Iran under the leadership of Ayatollah Khomeini. Though the monarch opened up international ties with the United States, Iranians viewed American culture as offensive to their own belief system. Many saw the monarch as nothing more than a puppet of western society. And so began over a year of protests that would eventually dethrone the monarch Mohammad Reza Shah Pahlavi. The end of these protests came on the eleventh. For a list of books about Iran click here.