The Iranian Times

Thursday February 15, 2001 / Bahman 27, 1379, No. 1167


Sehaty Foreign Exchange


When all else fails

By Setareh Sabety
February 15, 2001
The Iranian

My daughter came home today from school and for the third time told me that a boy in her class was teasing her for being brown and Iranian. Since I had just the day before talked to her teacher about it I was shocked to find out that the teachers subsequent actions had bore no fruit. I was very angry and told my daughter that next time this happened to hit the boy! >>> GO TO FEATURE


Ten commandments
For dialogue & conflict resolution

By Majid Tehranian
February 15, 2001
The Iranian

What is the magic of dialogue? In contrast to all of the above, dialogue begins with the assumption that "truth" or "meaning" is not the monopoly of any single person or group. Truth (with a small "t") must be therefore negotiated among contending parties >>> GO TO FEATURE


Doesn't work
Totalitarianism will fail as it has elsewhere

By Hamid Zangeneh
February 1, 2001
The Iranian

The history of China, Soviet Union, North Korea or of Nazi Germany have all point to this fact that totalitarianism does not work and while it is being enforced, it is not efficient and productive >>> GO TO FEATURE


L'Eminence Rouge
Exposing Iran's dirty secrets

By Akbar Ganji
The Iranian

Prudence is more important than the truth >>> GO TO FEATURE


Man Who Would Be Shah Seeks Job Ruling Iran

The New York Times
February 15, 2001

WASHINGTON, Feb. 14 -- On the day four decades ago when Riza Pahlevi was born, crowds took to the streets throughout Iran to chant: ''It's a boy! God is great!'' An honor guard marked the moment with a 41-gun salute. Criers in the mosques called the faithful to prayer. Air force planes rained down thousands of bouquets. Royal edicts freed nearly 100 prisoners and ordered a nationwide tax cut of 20 percent >>> FULL TEXT

Poet of the Revolution

By Louise Steinman
LA Weekly
February 9 - 15, 2001

THE BACK DOOR TO MAJID NAFICY'S MODEST SANTA Monica apartment is open. The aroma of sweet and sour wafts in from a Chinese hole-in-the-wall across the parking lot. A clay pot full of fresh mint sits on the railing of the small patio. On his bookcase shelves, well-worn volumes in Farsi and a few in English, including Walt Whitman and a Hebrew-English dictionary >>> FULL TEXT


Sound of history

These are said to be the actual voices of Mozafaredin Shah and his chief minister Mirza Atabak >>> HERE

Thanks to Massud Alemi

More Letters


* Shah's mistake: Didn't shoot rebels

Khosrow Moniri writes: The late Shah had [opponents], including those who are now in charge of Iran, in jail on many charges. Time has proven him right. Fariba Amini ["Thy father's sins"] and others forced him to release them and we all are paying the price for it >>> FULL TEXT

* New proposals

Hamid Estahbanati writes: Now I understand why we had so much fuss on this very productive proposal of Mr. Mirfendereski. People just don't get it. Well, to clarify the situation, I would like to state the following supplementary proposals:

-- All Jewish Americans who have any problem in the U.S., please contact Israeli embassy in Washington, DC >>> FULL TEXT

* He's Armenian

Magen writes: I read your article regarding Andre Agassi ["Just don't do it"]. I thought Agassi was Armenian... Perhaps, if Andre is Christian, this may be an explanation as to why he doesn't identify himself as Iranian >>> FULL TEXT

* Barber

J. Heath writes: I am a barber in Bettendorf, Iowa and have never heard of Persia, Iowa! Are you still there?

Art: Miniature exhibition, Washington


    Translation of today's poem by Zara Houshmand:

    Not just her laugh and her face are lovely;

    Her anger, her moods, her harsh words are too.

    Like it or not, she demands my life.

    Who cares for life? Her demand's lovely too.

    * Also see more Rumi translations

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Quote Unquote

Shah's crime

The late Shah was a gift that my countrymen never understood. I will agree that he was weak in one aspect and guilty of one crime and that was not to shoot the rebels and their supporters when he could.

-- Khosrow Moniri Speaker
Letter to The Iranian
February 15, 2001

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