Letters, Dec. 24, 1979

The Iran Crisis

To the Editors:

Be careful, Khomeini [Dec. 3]! You may have awakened a sleeping giant.

Rob Hammel

San Bruno, Calif.

The U.S. has turned up its share of religious fanatics, but has yet to deliver a despot or dictator. It seems that Iran has the knack of delivering both. Certainly, no nation is perfect, though I can't think of any nation that tries harder than the U.S. to air and solve its problems, and thereby give a lead to others. We don't turn to Iran or Uganda for solutions to world...

Want the full story?

Subscribe Now


Get TIME the way you want it

  • One Week Digital Pass — $4.99
  • Monthly Pay-As-You-Go DIGITAL ACCESS$2.99
  • One Year ALL ACCESSJust $30!   Best Deal!
    Print Magazine + Digital Edition + Subscriber-only Content on TIME.com

Learn more about the benefits of being a TIME subscriber

If you are already a subscriber sign up — registration is free!