عنوان مقاله [English]
The Analysis of paradox in Foroughi’ Political Thought
Dr. Ebrahim Abbasi
Pro-Western intellectuals had a key role in the promotion of modern political thought in Iran. However, they were unable to understand Iran’s developments and Iran's intellectual foundations. Therefore, there are a lot of ambiguities in the efficiency of these modern political concepts. Foroughi, as an elite of Pahlavi era, has been highly influential both in the field of thought and in the field of both practical and policy-making in Iran’s contemporary history. He, as an advocate of modernization, western culture, progress and advancement, entered politics in Pahlavi era. He tried to promote the ideas such as nationalism, Iranian identity, unity of the country, rule of law and democracy.
Key words: Foroughi, the First Pahlavi, Nationalism, Modernism, Religious Identity