10 Jan '18, 10am

The Victimization Narrative: A Thematic Analysis of Iranian History and Strategy

To the counterargument that Iran has significantly changed since the events described in this paper, I respond in two ways. First, Iran functions on a different time spectrum than we do. Since our nation is only two and a half centuries old, Americentrism may disconnect us from intuitively thinking about history as extremely long and capable of deeply shaping our psychology and behavior. But such is the case for Iran. In thousands of years of history, patterns of victimization trace as far back as the 4th century BC with the Greeks under Alexander.[lxxiv] Iran does not see victimization as a short-term problem that appears and disappears spontaneously, but as a plague that appears endemically in its history. This leads to the second response to the criticism: Iran may have changed in the decades since the events described in this essay, but some themes have certainly remai...

Full article: http://smallwarsjournal.com/jrnl/art/the-victimization-na...

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