Chronicles from Iran depict the successive dictatorships, from the Imperial State of Iran to the Islamic Republic of Iran and their raving zealots.
The book is an account of political Islam that pulls no punches in describing the country’s Islamic despotism, and why its people have failed to change the tyranny.
Through real-life scenes, it highlight humiliations inflicted daily by a religious tyranny upon its population, haunted by fear and bygone traditions.
Non-fiction, Chronicles from Iran sketch a portrait of the Iranian, in equal parts proud and humble, tolerant and traditionalist, passionate and generous, but always tormented. It relays the contrast in cultures and illustrates by first-hand accounts of how Iranians view outsiders, particularly the Westerners. It is a sad indictment against one of the world’s oldest civilisations that the voices of ordinary Iranians are suffocated under an iron blanket of censorship, particularly those of women.
Chronicles from Iran also expose the Western egregious conflation of sanctimoniousness and sheer moral humbug in dealing with Middle Eastern countries. Whereas the Islamist cliques make the most of religion to consolidate their tyrannical power, the greedy sets of Westerners pervert democracy, breeding only economic liberalism and technology as long as they struck money-spinning deals. When it comes for them to pay the price of their wrong doing in the disasters they have contributed to create, they are nowhere to be heard and seen.