Oh, Canada...
August 6, 1951 — New Republic (Correspondence)

The Mossadegh Project | January 29, 2014    

This letter was published in New Republic magazine in their August 6, 1951 issue.

Nationalization of Oil

We up here in Alberta are greatly interested in the chortling in the States over Iranian nationalization of oil. You see, we have a simple-minded premier who gave away our oil (chiefly to American interests) for something like 13 percent instead of the 25 percent the downtrodden, ignorant Iranians were getting. We are glad to know that if a later, more sensible government decides to “nationalize” and take 100 percent instead of letting these millions (or is it billions?) roll south of the border, American opinions will be solidly behind us.

Swalwell, Alberta, Canada

Related links:

Iran Acid Test For Socialism — Letter to Editors of The Binghamton Press, June 24, 1951

Iran—No ChangeNew Republic editorial, August 31, 1951

Mideast Oil of “Tremendous” Importance to United States, Says Former Diplomat

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

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