Edgar Ansel Mowrer — August 26, 1953
The fall of Prime Minister Mohammad Mossadegh, the fulfillment of straight-shooting foreign policy analyst Edgar Ansel Mowrer’s wet dream, materialized on August 19, 1953.
Mowrer’s reaction to the coup, in accord with his ardent pro-British and pro-Israel views, is instructive, exemplifying a contemptuous mindset that still prevails in diplomatic circles, despite the glaringly conspicuous absence of positive results to show for it.
In his syndicated column, Mowrer credited the outcome to a “tougher” U.S. foreign policy against non-aligned nations, and suggested that the same tactics which paid off so well in Iran be tried elsewhere in the world. As he augured menacingly — it doesn’t pay to mess with the USA •
Mossadegh To Be Tried — The Times Record, August 26, 1953
U.S Getting ‘Last’ Chance To Save Iran — Marquis Childs, August 26, 1953
Iran Needs Chance To Earn Its Way — The Saratogian, August 27, 1953
MOSSADEGH t-shirts — “If I sit silently, I have sinned”