Malcolm X shocked Americans with his inflammatory rhetoric — but they couldn’t quite get enough of what he had to say. A half-century after his death, what lessons can we glean from his life?
As an extension of his article “The Islamist Revolution: A Farce in Farsi,” Benjamin Brown asks Michael Hillmann, a professor of Persian literature at UT, to detail some of his experiences in Iran.
From the mythic princes of Persia to the rogue, anti-American gesturing of the Islamist regime, Iran has long been distant, mysterious, and inaccessible to Americans. Benjamin Brown contextualizes the Islamist Revolution and constructs a portrait of Iran that differs from its belligerent presentation in Western media.