Supreme Puzzlement

July 25, 1952 — The Miami Daily News

The Mossadegh Project | February 5, 2014                      

This mini-editorial ran in The Miami Daily News on Friday evening, July 25, 1952. Founded in 1896, it was the oldest newspaper in Miami, Florida.


Dr. Mohammed Mossadegh, as premier, has dragged Iran into bankruptcy. The Shah dismisses him [false — he resigned]. The people gather into mobs shouting for Mossadegh. The Shah is forced by the people to bring back the Mossadegh who has been pulling their house down on their heads.

They riot and they riot, leaving us in a state of supreme puzzlement.

Oh, well, our own politics is peculiar enough, hard enough to fathom. The Persians will wrestle theirs.


Related links:

Mossadeq’s Political Triumph | The Kalgoorlie Miner, July 9, 1952

Iran Stays On Skids | Gannett Newspapers, July 24, 1952

Familiar Fix | The Miami Daily News, August 22, 1953

MOSSADEGH t-shirts — “If I sit silently, I have sinned”

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