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    An ad published in Iran's "Zanan" magazine, June 1998

    Modernity & consumerism
    The forces of progress

    By Bijan Namvar
    August 7, 1998
    The Iranian

    "'Modernity' and 'consumerism' are still considered four-letter words and taboos in revolutionary [Iran] and no one dares question this prevalent, but absolutely wrong, point of view," writes Bijan Namvar in the latest issue of Par. "Modernity is not a plague introduced by foreigners, nor is consumerism. Modernity and consumerism are two important forces of civilized progress in any society."

    Here's the text of Namvar's article, "Paraakandeh-haa-ye peyvasteh," (in Persian):

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