Persian Voices: Lack of Success

The greatest pain which burns my heart is lack of success. In addition to that, our actions were responsible for the damages made to the country and its people… I am constantly burning in the through as to how it would be possible for us to remove this blot of shame which today has darkened the beautiful face of Iran, and which will be registered in our names. Or will this collar of damnation hang around the necks of Taqizadeh and Mosavat till the Day of Judgement and, until the end of time Iranians will remember them like they do Shimr of Kufa and Yazid of Syria.


-Sayyed Hasan Taqizadeh, April 1920


Homa, Katouzian. “The revolution for law.” IRAN Politics, History and Literature. Abingdon, Oxon: Rutledge, 2013. 53. Print.