Abolhassan Banisadr was Iran's first post-revolutionary president. He played a major role in theorising Islam as a discourse of freedom in Iran during the 1970s. In 1980, he was elected as Iran's first president, but was overthrown by the ruling clergy in a coup in June 1981 for his opposition to their attempts to establish a religious dictatorship.
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Abolhassan Banisadr, Iran's first post-revolutionary president, discusses neo-liberalism, the crisis in western...
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