Ze’ev Maghen is chair of the department of Middle East studies at Bar-Ilan University. His latest book on the Middle East, Reading the Ayatollahs: The Worldview of Iran’s Religio-Political Elite, is nearing completion. He is also the author of John Lennon and the Jews: A Philosophical Rampage.
With a new nuclear deal looming, two experts met to discuss what it means, and to think more broadly about the nature of Iran’s radical leadership.
With a new nuclear deal on the way, attention is again turning to Iran. Four recent books, plus the deal itself, suggest that America and Europe are blind to the regime’s motivating spirit.