World: An Interview with the Shah

"We can easily build a factory, but how do you educate politicians?"

Scarcely 24 hours after he had declared martial law, the Shah of Iran described the problems of his troubled country to TIME Diplomatic Correspondent Strobe Talbott, Cairo Correspondent Dean Brelis and Tehran Reporter Parviz Raein. As he began this extraordinary interview in his private office at Saadabad Palace, the Shah was plainly an immensely saddened man. It showed in his face, which was grim and gaunt, and in his eyes, which were tired and melancholy. Even his dress, so often elegant, was somber. He wore a dark, formal suit,...

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