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Finally - A Western historian gets it right - Revisiting the Persian Cosmopolis!

By Richard Eaton (Dr. Richard Eaton - Professor of History at University of Arizona). First published by Asia Times. For several centuries now, the writing of South Asian history has been plagued by a tendency to see the past through the lens of religion – especially Hinduism and Islam, which are commonly understood as essentialized, timeless, and ... Continue reading »

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Please - for Gods sake......When you make posts here - please separate Iran with IR (Islamic Republic).    When you write Iran bans Buda, we know you mean the 1% anti-Iranians who rule Iran - the problem is the rest of the world does not!   While we are at it - some of you may wonder how the 1% can rule 99%?   Just ask Obama.... ... Continue reading »


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