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An Iranian stamp commemorating World Children’s Day, 1991
Published on: June 2, 2014
Ideological Exceptionalism
Taking Iran’s Anti-Semitism Seriously

When U.S. policymakers focus on Iran, they tend to look at technical issues—its military capabilities, its economy, its nuclear ambitions. But they seldom pay enough attention to its ideological beliefs.

Jeffrey Herf is Distinguished University Professor in the department of history at the University of Maryland, College Park. His most recent book is Nazi Propaganda for the Arab World (Yale University Press, 2009).
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