In October 1972, the Shah of Iran celebrated the 2,500th year of Persian Monarchy which, despite twenty national dynastic changes, has constantly endeavored to remain Absolute.
Still, despite continuous persecution, the struggle for liberty has never ceased in Iran. The most important breakthrough was achieved at the turn of the century when a national uprising, led by the intelligentsia, back by progressive forces and directed against the unlimited authority of the Shah, demanded that the power of State be definitely taken from the Throne and given to the elected representatives of the people. In this issue, Index publishes a historical survey of censorship and cultural repression in Iran from the seventh century to the present day.
with Ahmad Faroughy
Poetry: Don Mattera
Greece: Robert McDonaldSee the full table of contents at Sage Publishing
INDEX ON CENSORSHIP MAGAZINE
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