Middle East Research and Information Project: Critical Coverage of the Middle East Since 1971

“Here in Iran, Professor Wallerstein, you are a dangerous man.” So an adviser of President Hassan Rouhani counseled the 83-year old sociologist, and he was correct. It was March, and Immanuel Wallerstein had just arrived for a three-city lecture tour. It was as if the Islamic Republic had granted a visa to Elvis Presley.

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How to cite this article:

Kevan Harris "The Sociologist Has Left the Building," Middle East Report 270 (Spring 2014).