As the ancient holiday of Norooz approaches, I’m reminded of this conversation with my cousin in Iran. The Iranian New Year predates Islam by well over a millennium – if not more. But like most Persian culture it’s stuck around and adapted to fit the mold of the times. My cousin gave me a crash-course in 2 1/2 millennia of history and politics…in under 1 minute – not to mention a brutal diagnosis of Iran’s problems.
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