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A liberal ironist who thinks that cruelty is the worst thing we do.
In my liberal utopia, the humiliation of human beings by other human
beings would be ceased not by decree but by imagination, the ability to
see strange people as fellow sufferers.


Although there is nothing called “the aim of writing,” my aim here
is to understand and explain how things in Iran and world,
in the broadest possible sense of the term, hang together— in
particular, how the political and cultural processes and global
integration are remaking Iran, and what should be seen as a
viable political scenarios for the possibility of a liberal Iran.


That said, the main concern of The Iranian Interest is to “take
care of freedom,” as Richard Rorty puts, “truth will take care of

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The assassination of an authorblogOct 16, 2008
Americans: A nation of giversblogOct 10, 2008
John McCain & the making of a financial crisisblogOct 07, 2008
If you were a JewblogOct 05, 2008
Of womanblogSep 30, 2008
The futurology of the Middle EastblogSep 28, 2008
An apostate Pakistani girl: Let me speakblogSep 23, 2008
SelfhoodblogSep 20, 2008
'It’s the Middle East, Stupid'blogSep 17, 2008
Sociological imagination: Iranian RevolutionblogSep 12, 2008
Liberal MusilmsblogSep 11, 2008
Osama bin Laden’s attacks had a threefold purposeblogSep 08, 2008
Racism of the anti-racists: MulticulturalismblogSep 06, 2008
I am no man, I am dynamite blogSep 05, 2008
Do Muslim women believe and desire what Western women believe and desire?blogSep 02, 2008
Who said Iraq will be a Qaedistan?blogAug 31, 2008
Scheherazade's legacyarticleAug 28, 2008
زیباشناسی مرگ: شکنجهblogAug 28, 2008
The Body in PainblogAug 25, 2008
Hey, girl, show me your Hezbollah tattooblogAug 20, 2008
The Iranian jigsaw puzzlearticleAug 19, 2008
What’s gone right in Iraq?blogAug 19, 2008
I like nonsenseblogAug 18, 2008
Theatres of the Middle Eastern politicsblogAug 17, 2008
Prayer in the MosqueblogAug 15, 2008
Pax Americana and IranblogAug 13, 2008
Imagine a world without IslamblogAug 12, 2008
From honey to ashesarticleAug 11, 2008
The case for IsraelblogAug 11, 2008
The liberation of Iraq and European interventionsblogAug 10, 2008
It is about women’s rights, stupidblogAug 08, 2008
Post-IslamismblogAug 07, 2008
When all hell breaks loose, man would rather will nothingness than will nothingblogAug 06, 2008
The last brave intellectualarticleAug 06, 2008
What the next American president must do?blogAug 06, 2008
Iran’s Nukes ‘R’ Us: Fait AccompliblogAug 05, 2008
It makes some people happyblogAug 04, 2008
The making of a new saint: ObamablogAug 04, 2008
Bad news is good news: ‘The Iranian-Israeli War’blogAug 03, 2008
Is war with Iran avoidable?blogAug 03, 2008
War of wordsarticleAug 02, 2008
Iraq between America and IranblogAug 01, 2008