Articles

  • March 01, 2015|Ali M. AnsariMiddle East Quarterly

    The Politics of Nationalism in Modern Iran

    In The Politics of Nationalism in Modern Iran, Ansari of the University of St. Andrews assesses the relationship between history and myth in defining Iranian nationalism, focusing on ideas that shaped the building of the Iranian nation. His

  • March 01, 2008|Ali M. AnsariMiddle East Quarterly

    Iran, Islam, and Democracy

    When Ansari, a lecturer in history at the University of St. Andrews in Scotland, published the first edition of this book in 2000, events proved his thesis wrong. While Ansari spoke of reform in the Islamic Republic, its leadership was censoring the