H. D. S. Greenway is the former editorial page editor of The Boston Globe, for which he writes a foreign affairs column. (September 2003)

The Iran Conspiracy

In August of 1976, while working as a reporter for The Washington Post, I found myself in Tehran during what would turn out to be the final years of the Iranian monarchy. It was clear then that Mohammad Reza Shah, only the second and the last of the Pahlavi dynasty, …