The Larger Context of the 2009 Iranian Elections

The Larger Context of the 2009 Iranian Elections

June 16th, 2009 Much furore is being expressed by all sides, foreign and domestic, regarding the outcome of the 2009 Iranian presidential elections held on June 12. The rapid announcement of the total results in a mere few hours after the closing of the polls came as...

Why the Islamic Republic Has Survived

Obituaries for the Islamic Republic of Iran appeared even before it was born. In the hectic months of 1979—before the Islamic Republic had been officially declared—many Iranians as well as foreigners, academics as well as journalists, participants as well as...

Friendly Feudalism: The Tibet Myth | by Michael Parenti

I. For Lords and Lamas Along with the blood drenched landscape of religious conflict there is the experience of inner peace and solace that every religion promises, none more so than Buddhism. Standing in marked contrast to the intolerant savagery of other religions,...