Interview by: Oriana Fallaci – December 1973 Oriana Fallaci: You said in another interview: “If I could have my life over again, I’d be a violinist, a surgeon, an archaeologist or a polo player, anything except a king.” Mohammed Reza Pahlevi: I don’t remember saying that, but if I did, I was referring to the fact that a king’s job is a big headache. But that doesn’t mean I’d be ready to give it up. I believe in what I am and in what I’m doing too much for that. Read more
Last month Oriana Fallaci, the Italian journalist who is noted for her provocative interviews with world leaders, journeyed to Iran in hopes of meeting with the leader of the Islamic Revolution, the Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini. For 10 days she waited in the holy city of Qum for her interview with the 79year‐old Ayatollah, who is the de facto ruler of Iran. On Sept. 12, she was led into the Faizeyah religious school, where Khomeini holds his audiences. She was accompanied by two Iranians Nyho had helped set up the interview Read more
An Interview with Indira Gandhi By Oriana Fallaci, New Delhi, India – February 1972 The text is from Oriana Fallaci’s 1976 book, ‘Interview with History’ – a collection of 14 historic interviews done by the author. Among the 14, only two were women political leaders; Golda Meir (1898-1978) and Indira. Altogether, Fallaci had asked 46 questions, and Indira had given longer answers. I provide the first part of the interview here. At the time of the interview (Feb. 1972), Indira’s political contemporaries were, Richard Nixon (USA), Leonid Brezhnev (USSR), Georges Read more
Interview by: Oriana Fallaci – April 1972 Oriana Fallaci (29 June 1929 - 15 September 2006) was an Italian journalist, author, and political interviewer. A former partisan during World War II, she had a long and successful journalistic career. She interviewed many internationally known leaders and celebrities such as the Zulfiqar Ali Bhutto, Dalai Lama, Henry Kissinger, the Shah of Iran, Ayatollah Khomeini, Willy Brandt, Walter Cronkite, Muammar al-Gaddafi, Federico Fellini, Sammy Davis Jr., Nguyen Cao Ky, Yasir Arafat, Indira Gandhi, Alexandros Panagoulis, Archbishop Makarios III, Golda Meir, Nguyễn Văn Read more
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