Iranians are completely intrigued and consumed by the conspiracy theories. Our usual conversation about the politics and the world affairs generally ends up in saying, “it is all a British or American plot!”
A few nights ago, on Andisheh TV, there was a great discussion about the conspiracy theory in the Iranian psyche by Dr. Farhang Holakouee, one of the foremost authorities in the subject of the Iranian culture, psychology and sociology. In my opinion, at this point, he is the foremost Iranian scholar, intellectual and social icon.
In his analysis, he covered a wide range of items including Machiavelli, Daei Jaan Napoleon, the hostage crisis and the Iranian revolution. Please take the time and see what you think of his analysis.
The first 10 minutes of this clip is also very important. It is an interview by Masih Alinejad (one of my favorites) with a relative of one of the victims of the Iranian Spring.