BOOK:Sadegh Ghobtzadeh, The Man In the Mirror by Carole Jerome (1987)


BOOK:Sadegh Ghobtzadeh, The Man In the Mirror  by Carole Jerome (1987)
by Darius Kadivar

Carole Jerome who worked for Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC) was appointed to her position in Paris during mid 1970’s when she was 26 years old. She met Sadegh Ghotbzadeh a few years later. Her love story with Ghotbzadeh coincided with the time when Islamic revolution was close to its final stages.

Ghobtzadeh accompanies Khomeiny on his return From Paris ( and asks about the Ayatollah's feelings on his return to Iran and to which the latter responds in Persian "Nothing" to the embarassement of Ghobtzadeh):

French Report on the first divisions Before National Referandum on the future nature of the Regime ( Democratic & Secular  or Islamic Republic ? )  between the revolutionary forces after the fall of the shah: (Pro Veil and Anti Veil Protests, Interviews of Ayatollah Shariatmadari, Sanjabi (head of the Iran's Secular National Front Party), Bazarghan ( first PM of the IRI ), Banisadre, Yazdi and other figures of the Revolution): 

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Bio: Sadegh Ghotbzadeh (Persian: صادق قطب‌زاده , 1936 – September 15, 1982) was a close aide of Ayatollah Khomeini during his 1978 exile in France, and Iranian Foreign Minister (November 30, 1979–August, 1980) during Iran hostage crisis following the Iranian Revolution. In 1982 he was executed for allegedly plotting the assassination of Ayatollah Khomeini and the overthrow of the Islamic Republic. More Here

Recommended Reading:

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Kaveh Nouraee


by Kaveh Nouraee on

Do you also chuckle at that slimy smirk on that Indian bastard's face when he said it?

My experience with speech act theory and body language tells me that he was nothing more than a sociopathic animal.

Darius Kadivar

Monsieur X Mangez Vous De la Brioche ? ;0)

by Darius Kadivar on

Well in that case I suppose Marie Antoinette did not mean it either when she told the hungry People of Paris to be given Brioche  aka Cup Cakes to eat instead of Bread !



There is an expression in French which would fit your impertinence Sir:

"A Chacun Sa Merde!"

in otherwords "Its Your Shit anyways ... so Live with It !" 




I am with the professor X

by Anonymous8 (not verified) on

even ghotbzadeh understood it as "no comment".

Kaveh Nouraee


by Kaveh Nouraee on

thanks for posting. I'll be sure to get a copy.


I am interested in the love

by Ghotbi (not verified) on

I am interested in the love story of the author not the revolution and the rest. This sounds like an interesting love story, especially since the guy was an Iranian.

Ghotbzadeh was also the one who went to Iran with a green card and played golf! I don't remember the golf course but I do remember people talking about it. This book is actually not expensive so why not?


Quite the contrary

by Aboli (not verified) on

PrfessorX: His honest answer , to his credit, precisely revealed the man's feeling toward Iran.

We were just too excited at the time to realize the depth of the disaster we had selected for us.


Shahollahis are misreading

by Professor X (not verified) on

Darius, I always chuckle at the "nothing" comment by Khomeni in Air France. Anybody familiar with speech act theory viewing the tape knows that what Khomeini was really saying was "Get Lost and leave me alone". His annoyance and discomfort with Ghotbzadeh and the reporters was obvious.

These are small but important signals that Shahollahi's don't understand. So it is not a surprise that they are still confused and clueless about the pulse of Iranians before the victory of the Islamic revolution.

30 years and still clueless.


Sounds like an interesting

by Ghotbi (not verified) on

Sounds like an interesting book. I'll order it through amazon.con