Sunday, June 14, 2009


Vive la resistance:

What's happening in Iran right now is extraordinary. We'd all do well to pay attention, I think.

The young, the liberal, the feminist, and the secular are convinced that the election was stolen. Middle East scholar Juan Cole agrees.

On the other hand, one should remember that the liberal, cosmopolitan citizens of Tehran--especially the young--aren't the whole of the Iranian population. It seems that Ahmadinejad is still quite popular among the country's rural poor and uneducated.

Either way, the Iranian insurrectionists deserve our solidarity and support.

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