The Myth Of The Secular: Religion, War, And Politics In The Twentieth Century – Analysis

The Myth Of The Secular: Religion, War, And Politics In The Twentieth Century – Analysis

Eurasia Review

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By Walter A. McDougall*

(FPRI) — On December 31, 1977, Shah Mohammad Reza Pahlavi hosted Jimmy Carter at a state dinner in Tehran.

The President took the occasion to laud Iran, a reliable U.S. ally in the Persian Gulf and the greater Middle East, as “an island of stability in one of the more troubled areas of the world....

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