[Marxism] The Secret Dealings of Israel, Iran, and the United States
harrisond at telus.net
Fri Oct 5 19:29:13 MDT 2007
Jscotlive: "Iran is explicitly NOT a hegemonic power."
Iran may not be a hegemonic power today but it's certainly the remnant
of a large imperial state that vied with other empires (Czarist Russia,
Ottoman Turkey, Imperial Britain) for control of territory (Kurdistan,
Azerbaijan, Afghanistan, Baluchistan). As a reflection of its former imperial
status nearly half the people living within modern Iran's borders belong to
an ethnic minority.
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