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Children of Paradise - The Struggle for the Soul of Iran-logo

Children of Paradise - The Struggle for the Soul of Iran

Laura Secor

The drama that shaped today's Iran, from the Revolution to the present day. In 1979, seemingly overnight-moving at a clip some thirty years faster than the rest of the world-Iran became the first revolutionary theocracy in modern times. Since then, the country has been largely a black box to the West, a sinister presence looming over the horizon. But inside Iran, a breathtaking drama has unfolded since then, as religious thinkers, political operatives, poets, journalists, and activists have imagined and reimagined what Iran should be. They have drawn as deeply on the traditions of the West as of the East and have acted upon their beliefs with urgency and passion, frequently staking their lives for them. With more than a decade of experience reporting on, researching, and writing about Iran, Laura Secor narrates this unprecedented history as a story of individuals caught up in the slipstream of their time, seizing and wielding ideas powerful enough to shift its course as they wrestle with their country's apparatus of violent repression as well as its rich and often tragic history. Essential reading at this moment when the fates of our countries have never been more entwined, Children of Paradise will stand as a classic of political reporting; an indelible portrait of a nation and its people striving for change. From the Hardcover edition.

The drama that shaped today's Iran, from the Revolution to the present day. In 1979, seemingly overnight-moving at a clip some thirty years faster than the rest of the world-Iran became the first revolutionary theocracy in modern times. Since then, the country has been largely a black box to the West, a sinister presence looming over the horizon. But inside Iran, a breathtaking drama has unfolded since then, as religious thinkers, political operatives, poets, journalists, and activists have imagined and reimagined what Iran should be. They have drawn as deeply on the traditions of the West as of the East and have acted upon their beliefs with urgency and passion, frequently staking their lives for them. With more than a decade of experience reporting on, researching, and writing about Iran, Laura Secor narrates this unprecedented history as a story of individuals caught up in the slipstream of their time, seizing and wielding ideas powerful enough to shift its course as they wrestle with their country's apparatus of violent repression as well as its rich and often tragic history. Essential reading at this moment when the fates of our countries have never been more entwined, Children of Paradise will stand as a classic of political reporting; an indelible portrait of a nation and its people striving for change. From the Hardcover edition.
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The drama that shaped today's Iran, from the Revolution to the present day. In 1979, seemingly overnight-moving at a clip some thirty years faster than the rest of the world-Iran became the first revolutionary theocracy in modern times. Since then, the country has been largely a black box to the West, a sinister presence looming over the horizon. But inside Iran, a breathtaking drama has unfolded since then, as religious thinkers, political operatives, poets, journalists, and activists have imagined and reimagined what Iran should be. They have drawn as deeply on the traditions of the West as of the East and have acted upon their beliefs with urgency and passion, frequently staking their lives for them. With more than a decade of experience reporting on, researching, and writing about Iran, Laura Secor narrates this unprecedented history as a story of individuals caught up in the slipstream of their time, seizing and wielding ideas powerful enough to shift its course as they wrestle with their country's apparatus of violent repression as well as its rich and often tragic history. Essential reading at this moment when the fates of our countries have never been more entwined, Children of Paradise will stand as a classic of political reporting; an indelible portrait of a nation and its people striving for change. From the Hardcover edition.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Mozhan Marno

Length:

17h 42m


Chapters

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

00:16


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

03:58


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

06:59


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

07:08


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

07:23


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

07:04


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

09:11


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

07:09


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

08:10


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

06:13


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

04:57


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

05:23


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

06:36


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

06:07


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

07:12


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

05:42


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

06:52


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

05:34


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

05:06


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

04:00


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

06:16


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

08:53


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

06:26


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

06:49


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

08:22


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

07:18


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

07:06


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

08:52


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

08:47


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

08:25


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

04:24


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

08:00


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

03:11


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

06:20


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

06:29


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

07:14


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

06:36


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

06:11


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

05:32


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

07:10


Chapter 41
Chapter 41

07:28


Chapter 42
Chapter 42

05:05


Chapter 43
Chapter 43

08:35


Chapter 44
Chapter 44

08:40


Chapter 45
Chapter 45

06:40


Chapter 46
Chapter 46

07:17


Chapter 47
Chapter 47

08:08


Chapter 48
Chapter 48

06:17


Chapter 49
Chapter 49

07:55


Chapter 50
Chapter 50

08:29


Chapter 51
Chapter 51

05:47


Chapter 52
Chapter 52

05:06


Chapter 53
Chapter 53

09:05


Chapter 54
Chapter 54

08:13


Chapter 55
Chapter 55

07:56


Chapter 56
Chapter 56

08:08


Chapter 57
Chapter 57

06:15


Chapter 58
Chapter 58

08:39


Chapter 59
Chapter 59

07:45


Chapter 60
Chapter 60

06:55


Chapter 61
Chapter 61

09:14


Chapter 62
Chapter 62

07:33


Chapter 63
Chapter 63

06:27


Chapter 64
Chapter 64

06:54


Chapter 65
Chapter 65

08:51


Chapter 66
Chapter 66

07:57


Chapter 67
Chapter 67

09:19


Chapter 68
Chapter 68

07:50


Chapter 69
Chapter 69

07:53


Chapter 70
Chapter 70

07:06


Chapter 71
Chapter 71

08:24


Chapter 72
Chapter 72

05:50


Chapter 73
Chapter 73

06:31


Chapter 74
Chapter 74

04:46


Chapter 75
Chapter 75

08:03


Chapter 76
Chapter 76

06:18


Chapter 77
Chapter 77

04:05


Chapter 78
Chapter 78

02:47


Chapter 79
Chapter 79

06:41


Chapter 80
Chapter 80

05:36


Chapter 81
Chapter 81

07:54


Chapter 82
Chapter 82

08:52


Chapter 83
Chapter 83

07:02


Chapter 84
Chapter 84

07:56


Chapter 85
Chapter 85

05:07


Chapter 86
Chapter 86

09:08


Chapter 87
Chapter 87

07:37


Chapter 88
Chapter 88

08:31


Chapter 89
Chapter 89

03:41


Chapter 90
Chapter 90

06:01


Chapter 91
Chapter 91

05:58


Chapter 92
Chapter 92

07:21


Chapter 93
Chapter 93

07:03


Chapter 94
Chapter 94

05:39


Chapter 95
Chapter 95

07:41


Chapter 96
Chapter 96

08:17


Chapter 97
Chapter 97

07:15


Chapter 98
Chapter 98

08:32


Chapter 99
Chapter 99

07:18


Chapter 100
Chapter 100

07:16


Chapter 101
Chapter 101

08:43


Chapter 102
Chapter 102

09:07


Chapter 103
Chapter 103

07:18


Chapter 104
Chapter 104

05:10


Chapter 105
Chapter 105

05:10


Chapter 106
Chapter 106

07:01


Chapter 107
Chapter 107

06:43


Chapter 108
Chapter 108

08:15


Chapter 109
Chapter 109

05:32


Chapter 110
Chapter 110

05:37


Chapter 111
Chapter 111

07:54


Chapter 112
Chapter 112

04:59


Chapter 113
Chapter 113

04:23


Chapter 114
Chapter 114

06:30


Chapter 115
Chapter 115

07:04


Chapter 116
Chapter 116

08:17


Chapter 117
Chapter 117

08:14


Chapter 118
Chapter 118

07:25


Chapter 119
Chapter 119

07:57


Chapter 120
Chapter 120

04:07


Chapter 121
Chapter 121

06:55


Chapter 122
Chapter 122

06:40


Chapter 123
Chapter 123

08:47


Chapter 124
Chapter 124

07:08


Chapter 125
Chapter 125

08:01


Chapter 126
Chapter 126

08:33


Chapter 127
Chapter 127

08:32


Chapter 128
Chapter 128

08:41


Chapter 129
Chapter 129

07:29


Chapter 130
Chapter 130

07:11


Chapter 131
Chapter 131

06:28


Chapter 132
Chapter 132

07:37


Chapter 133
Chapter 133

07:36


Chapter 134
Chapter 134

08:49


Chapter 135
Chapter 135

07:28


Chapter 136
Chapter 136

08:31


Chapter 137
Chapter 137

07:47


Chapter 138
Chapter 138

07:17


Chapter 139
Chapter 139

08:10


Chapter 140
Chapter 140

03:50


Chapter 141
Chapter 141

04:09


Chapter 142
Chapter 142

06:09


Chapter 143
Chapter 143

04:51


Chapter 144
Chapter 144

07:25


Chapter 145
Chapter 145

07:32


Chapter 146
Chapter 146

07:40


Chapter 147
Chapter 147

08:14


Chapter 148
Chapter 148

06:44


Chapter 149
Chapter 149

08:21


Chapter 150
Chapter 150

06:29


Chapter 151
Chapter 151

03:55


Chapter 152
Chapter 152

08:53


Chapter 153
Chapter 153

04:38


Chapter 154
Chapter 154

00:33