Writer Kasra Naji on Ahmadinejad's 'Secret History' Iran's president was relatively unknown on the international stage before he was elected, but he's a standard-bearer for a new generation of hardliners. In a new biography, journalist Kasra Naji explores Ahmadinejad's rise to power, his complex character and his motivations.
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Writer Kasra Naji on Ahmadinejad's 'Secret History'

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Writer Kasra Naji on Ahmadinejad's 'Secret History'

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