By: Badi Badiozamani
Today's civilization is the product of the genius and contributions of many nations. Some nations lived for a span of time, contributed to the world and vanished completely from the face of the earth. Others stopped making any new offerings after a period of time, while some started very early and still continue contributing to the modem civilization.
Iran is one of the few ancient civilizations that has survived the onslaught of time and circumstance. Owing to its vitality, Iran that had started earlier than many contributing continuously to the enrichment of civilization, still continues to survive and keeps adding to the modem civilization in new ways.
It is only appropriate that Iran be properly introduced to the West, and its magnificent and prodigious contributions to the present world civilization be recognized. It is hoped that this book in general, and this chapter in specific, will succeed in introducing Iran afresh to the cognizance of the world and especially the American people.
*Excerpts from "Iran & America: Rekindling a Love Lost" by Badi Badiozamani