THE PLANK AUGUST 6, 2009
As the streets of Tehran demand freedom, a different group of Iranians
gathered in Cairo last week as part of an annual ritual to commemorate
Shah Mohammad Reza Pahlavi, the Iranian monarch deposed by the 1979
Islamic revolution. The Shah was granted refuge in Egypt by
then-President Anwar Sadat and died in Cairo soon after. Click here to read Sarah A. Topol's piece today at TNR.com about the surprising political undertones of the event, including her conversations with activists who are working for the return of Iranian monarchy.