Scandals Are Useful Because They Focus Our Attention on Problems in Ways That No Speaker or Reformer Ever Could.

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Are scandals useful in focusing our attention on problems in ways that no speaker or reformer ever can? To look into this we need to develop clear understanding of the term scandal. Scandals are exaggerated statements about someone or something that are not backed by solid evidence. The prompt provided embarks upon the usefulness of scandals in focusing our attention on problems in ways that no speaker or reformer ever could. In my opinion scandals are not useful in serving the purpose stated by the prompt because anything exaggerated is not truth.
The Iranian Revolution (also known as the Islamic Revolution or 1979 Revolution), refers to events involving the overthrow of the Pahlavi dynasty under Shah Mohammad Reza Pahlavi and its replacement with an Islamic republic under Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini, the leader of the revolution, is one of the many instances where a reformer proved to be more successful in focusing the attention of people that no scandal would have ever been able to achieve. It was Khomeini who preached that revolt, and especially martyrdom, against injustice and tyranny was part of Shia Islam, and that Muslims should reject the influence of both liberal capitalism and communism with the slogan "Neither East, nor West – Islamic Republic!" This idea of rule by Islamic jurists was spread through his book Islamic Government, mosque sermons, smuggled cassette speeches by Khomeini, among Khomeini's opposition network of students (talabeh), ex-students (able clerics such as Morteza Motahhari, Mohammad Beheshti, Mohammad-Javad Bahonar, Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani and Mohammad Mofatteh), and traditional businessmen inside Iran. in my opinion no scandal can ever focus the attention of people like a leader like Khomeini did.
Like the Iranian Revolution, Lawyer’s Movement in Pakistan is another example where a national leader was able to capture the attention...