BBC Persian Interview with historian/writer Mohamad Ali H. Katouzian
BBC Persian / Beh Ebarateh Dighar

A Very interesting outlook on the shortcomings of the Iranian Intelligenstia and why, unlike its European counterparts, it failed in shaping Iran's political landscape in the course of a century old struggle for democracy (amidst the rise of "Western" dominated ideas and Ideologies of the 19th and 20th Century) due to the lack of a genuinely powerful Iranian bourgeoisie and middle class. 

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