Reza Aslan on an American Martyr in Persia

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Join Reza Aslan (No god but God and Zealot) for the spellbinding tale of a martyr for democracy. Howard Baskerville was a 22-year-old missionary who went to Iran in 1907 and died fighting in the Persian Constitutional Revolution. Was he the “American Lafayette of Iran” or a naive “white savior”? In this talk, Aslan explores what Baskerville’s story illuminates about how seriously we take our democratic ideals and whose freedom we actually support.

Pre-order your book and gain access to a book signing and meet and greet with Aslan following this program.

Open captions and assistive listening devices are available.


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