Shah of Shahs - Daguerreotypes, pages 32 to 48 Summary & Analysis

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Daguerreotypes, pages 32 to 48 Summary and Analysis

Cassette 1: It takes only days to oust Doctor Mossadegh, who is imprisoned. The Shah forbids even the mention of his name, but Kapuscinski believes such forbidding only makes the memory of a man like Mossadegh stronger in the people's minds. People remember his progressive ideals, because he opened the people's eyes to the world. He was in the right, but he acted too soon. Doctor Mossadegh spends the last years of his long life (he lives to about ninety) living under house arrest in a farm outside Teheran. He dies in 1967.

From the Notes 2: Oil, especially in poor countries, represents a dream, the promise of easy wealth and power. It symbolizes fortune as a lucky accident, literally "striking it rich." But oil is deceptive, for governments can hoard the profits for themselves. And in the case of...

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