The Nation: Greetings for The Shah

A whiff of dissent clouds a state visit

"There is one thing I can say about the Shah: he knows how to draw a crowd."—Jimmy Carter, toasting Iran's Mohammed Reza Pahlavi at the White House last week.

The battle lines were clearly drawn. On the north side of the White House in Lafayette Square, some 1,000 opponents of the Shah of Iran had massed to protest his first state visit to the U.S. in 2½ years. Most of the demonstrators were Iranians studying in the U.S., including some who paid their own way to Washington and some who were assisted by student...

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