The Psychological Phenomena that Lead to Historically Bad Decisions

Mohammad Reza Pahlavi, Shah of Iran, in his typical over-the-top garb (public domain)

The Shah Doesn’t See What’s Under his Nose

The Shah of Iran was in trouble in 1977. A religious opposition movement, led by Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini, was building in his country.

Massive protests that would end with the Shah fleeing the country in disgrace were just over the horizon. But he…

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George Dillard

George Dillard

Exploring the past to illuminate politics, the environment, and more. Also: worldhistoryfacts.com. Buy me a beverage: https://ko-fi.com/georgedillard