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    I am digressing, but there were definitley a lot of leftists applauding Khomeini ousting the Shah, due to the fact he had close ties with the USA. The very same people hadn't much to say about Khomeini and his gang exectuing and hunting down (secular) Iranian communists immediately after seizing power.

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    Can you provide some evidence to this assertion? IIRC the secular Western left were extremely hesitant to endorse the Iranian revolution due to Islamist elements, in fact the only prominent left thinker to uncritically support it was Foucault who was lambasted by the left as a result.

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    Quote Originally Posted by droid View Post
    Can you provide some evidence to this assertion? IIRC the secular Western left were extremely hesitant to endorse the Iranian revolution due to Islamist elements, in fact the only prominent left thinker to uncritically support it was Foucault who was lambasted by the left as a result.
    Only in german in my old "Der Spiegel" copies from 1979 - 81. "Der Spiegel" = a german "Time magazine" - most prominent one to endorse Khomeini was later German foreign minister Josef Fischer.
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    Im not sure Der Spiegel speaks for the global left TBH.

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    Quote Originally Posted by droid View Post
    Im not sure Der Spiegel speaks for the global left TBH.
    I didn't say the global left was cheering for Khomeini either.

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