Revolution in the air
NATIONAL POST / Payam Akhavan

Amidst the despair surrounding Iran's fraudulent elections, there are also signs of hope for a better future. The unprecedented scale and audacity of reformist demonstrations in the streets of Tehran and other cities reflect the loss of confidence in the regime among a youthful post-ideological generation which comprises 70% of the Iranian population. The brutal repression of their protests may delay -- but will not prevent -- the inevitable emergence of democratic rule in Iran.

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