January 17, 2006
By the way, my dear online Zenpundit had a request directed at me, regarding reading on Iran, etc. (in his Persian Post as he amusingly titles it.
As my comment said, I fear that Iran runs rather far away from my personal expertise, interests or knowledge (relative to my MENA knowledge etc), and I don't feel I have much value added in this area.
However, I do know that some of my colleagues have somewhat deeper knowledge than myself. Perhaps I can entice some of the lazy non-posting scum into lifting a finger or two and giving a hand, instead of being such useless hangers-on.
I could of course ask politely, but then I suspect you'd think I had too much in the way of narcotics.
Posted by The Lounsbury at January 17, 2006 04:42 AM
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Thank you Col.
Let's see what they recommend.
Posted by: mark at January 17, 2006 05:15 AM
i've submitted my "new & (hopefully) improved" aqoul bibliography to the powers-that-are (read: eerie) a while ago. it includes books on iran.
Posted by: raf* at January 17, 2006 07:08 PM
But he's asking for non-monograph, non-university press stuff. That rules out everything I have in my meager home collection :).
Well, barring the Iranian chapters from Kaplan's Ends of the Earth, which my Iranian Islamic history prof rather liked.
Posted by: Tamerlane at January 18, 2006 07:44 AM
Raf contacted me on the blog, thank you !
Yeah, my readers are disproportionately .mil or ex .mil with a mix of bloggers, academics, journalists and the usual web-surfers.
Tend to keep the strictly academic links or recs to mil theory or US foreign policy because that's where the ZP readers areas of direct experience tend to lie and I post generalist recs/links for other kinds of history or area studies. Plus Iran is quite far afield for me personally unless it is an aspect that somehow directly connects to U.S. policy( ex. history of Operation Ajax)
Posted by: mark at January 18, 2006 05:43 PM