Iran 1979, Egypt 2011? Abbas Milani on Q

theshah.jpgAfter the Shah of Iran was overthrown in 1979, a euphoria swept over the country. Sadly it was short-lived. In hindsight, for enemies and critics of the current theocracy, deposing the Shah has become a case of "be careful what you wish for."

The parallels between Iran then and Egypt today are eerie and beg the question: is Egypt facing a similar fate? Will the government that replaces Mubarak one day make Egyptians nostalgic for the old regime?

Today on Q we spoke with Abbas Milani, author of "The Shah." His new book is the most comprehensive record to date on the rise and fall of the late, deposed king of Iran.

Take a listen to the interview, below, and let us know what you think on the Q Blog.

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