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Trying to Catch That Reagan Magic

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On February 20, 2016
I wonder how true this actually is. An Iranian official said “Republican rivals of the current US administration” attempted to stall last month’s Iranian-U.S. prisoner swap until the eve of the U.S. presidential election, Tasnim News Agency reported. According to the semi-official Iranian news outlet, Ali Shamkhani, the secretary of Iran’s Supreme National Security Council, […]

History of Slavery

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On January 17, 2016

A couple of articles on the history of world slavery that may pique your interest on a Sunday morning. First, here’s a really interesting photo essay on African slaves in Iran in the late 19th a

Bad Arguments

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On May 13, 2015

In the world of libertarian economists, Bryan Caplan really isn’t the worst, but arguing that the Shah was “strong on civil liberties” is about the dumbest thing one can possibly say

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Guess Who?

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On March 9, 2015
I’ve been putting together a lecture for tomorrow’s U.S. Environmental History class on atomic nature and I came across this ad, which I just could not resist sharing with you. Good times. Share

Death to America

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On November 28, 2014

I wonder if Iran is accepting American entries to its Death to America festival: As part of the campaign, Ouj also launched the “Death to America Grand Award” festival, sponsored by themselves and

Today in Duh

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On August 23, 2013

I suppose it’s good to know for sure that the CIA orchestrated the 1953 coup in Iran, overthrowing a democratically elected government and replacing it with a corrupt but oil-providing Shah, alt

Kazemi

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On March 23, 2013
I know you all, like myself, are celebrating Oregon’s dominating victory over St. Louis to advance to the Sweet 16 where they will no doubt crush Louisville.* So if you haven’t seen this NPR piece on Oregon forward and rebounding machine Arsalan Kazemi, I recommend it. The first Iranian born player in NCAA basketball, Kasemi […]
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