The streets of Tehran are named after the "martyrs" of the revolution and the families who lost loved one to the war with Iraq. The country is a mullahtocracy, where torture and murder of critics is common. But so is pre-marital sex, divorce, drug addiction and prostitution.
Tune in for a conversation with journalist Christopher de Bellaigue about the daily life on the streets of post-Islamic revolution Iran.
Christopher de Bellaigue, has been working as a journalist in the Middle East and South Asia for more than a decade, writer for The Economist, The New York Review of Books and The New Yorker, resident of Tehran and author of the new book "In the Rose Garden of the Martyrs: A Memoir of Iran."
This program aired on February 18, 2005.