Sociology Professor's Book is Praised by the "Times Literary Supplement"

In the May 12, 2017 edition (Politics section) of the "Times Literary Supplement," Anthony Forbes reviews six recently published books which assess the different cultural, political, military, social and economic paths along which Iran and its enemies have travelled to arrive at the current state of affairs.

He says: "Misagh Parsa's brilliantly argued Democracy in Iran posits a new revolutionary future for the country, suggesting that as the gap between ruler and ruled widens, and as the different sides in Iran's political spectrum become ever more entrenched, the prospect--or necessity--of dramatic upheaval becomes ever more real.  As the author concludes, 'The failure of the Islamic Republic to fulfill the revolution's promises, the imposition of social and cultural restrictions, and the denial of political rights and civil liberties has set the stage for contentious politics in Iran.'"

In addtion, Forbes writes: "One of the strongest aspects of Parsa's Democracy in Iran is the dispassionate presentation and analysis of the facts that support....The tone of his work is scholarly and clear...."