Sunday, June 14, 2009
I haven't had a lot of time to read up on the chaos in Tehran. Andrew Sullivan, as usual, has a compelling round-up of news reports and reactions around the web. I know so little about Iran, and most of what I know comes from reading Persepolis, which is not really what I'd call the basis or a nuanced understanding of world events. But at least it gives me one persons perspective on what seems like yet another example of a country roiled by colonial forces, cold war maneuvering, and cycles of terror, not to mention religious extremism. It's all sobering, very sobering.