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Opinion 2003

OCTOBER

LEGAL
A dry season of rights
How naive I have been, thinking that there is actually justice in America
By Kaveh L. Afrasiabi

IDEAS
From Islam to the West
Interview with Dariush Homayoun
By Reza Bayegan

IDEAS
Why I'm not a monarchist
We cannot turn back history
By Amil Imani

GEOGRAPHY
Crimes against history
Toponymics of political change
By Guive Mirfendereski

QAJARS
Persia's honor
Remembering Soltan Ahmad Shah
By Manoutchehr Eskandari-Qajar

LIFE
Virtual solutions
What is the world coming to?
By Nikoo

SAVIOR
Montazer-e "naaji" namaaneem
WE are the saviors
By Niloofar Beyzaie

ANALYSIS
A woman of action
Shirin's Ebadi's background and the impact of her Nobel Peace Prize
By Farhang Jahanpour

IDEAS
The next chapter
Atypical conversations with Daryush Shayegan on the impact of ideology in contemporary Iranian history
By Simon F. O'Li (Oliai)

OPINION
Ayatollah Ebadi?
Shirin Ebadi seems far from acknowledging separation of religion and state
By Sheema Kalbasi

ADVICE
Kaar-e Engelisaa neest
You must abandon stupidity to be functional again
By H. Utanazad

LANGUAGE
Documenting Dari
Researching an endangered Persian language
By Maziar Toosarvandani and Annahita Farudi

OPINION
Monty Schwarzeneggar
Nowadays any farce pales in comparison to the garish spectacle that passes as public life
By Asghar Massombagi

OPINION
New American Revolution
The flame ignited by Arnold's victory in California will be contagious
By Jonathan Kennedy

OPINION
Kheyraat-e javaaez
Ebadi's Nobel: A view from the left
By Kayvan Kaviani

OPINION
How sweet it is

Shirin Ebadi's triumph over fanaticism
By Jamshid Charmchi

OPPOSITION
The end of constructive engagement
... and the challenges of the Iranian democracy movement
By Massud Alemi

OBSERVER
Don't tell me, "Faster please!"
One man's brooding disquietude
By H. Utanazad

IRANIANS
Parsi fall
The opera was not that bad. The hamvatans were.
By Houman Younessi

COMMENT
Ghessehye Kooseh-va-Shirin
Coverage on Shirin Ebadi's Noble Peace Prize
By Choob Dosar-Gohi

OPINION
Hamgaanegi
Jang-e 72 mellat
By Mohamad Purqurian

OPINION
The outsider

In a restless Iran, Shirin Ebadi is a problem for conservatives and reformists
By Jahanshah Javid

OBSERVATION
Esteghbaal az Ebadi
Ebadi's welcoming event in Tehran
By Hossein Nushazar

INSOMNIA
Perfection
Me & the rest of Iranian women
By Parissa Sohie

POINT
Shooting down the Patriot missile
Fascism-tribalism, and women's shoulder pads, are gone for good I hop
By Alidad Vassigh

OPINION
The chisel and the hammer
Shirin Ebadi's public endorsement of Islam is a qualified proposition but it is sociologically sound and politically astute
By Ahmad Sadri

OPINION
Taba'aat-e Nobel
Political implications of Ebadi's Nobel prize
By Dariush Sajjadi

OPINION
Prize for courage
Ebadi's Nobel prize is the revival of the spirits of those who perished under injustice
By Farrokh A. Ashtiani

COMMENT
The clap of one hand
I had no clue who Shirin Ebadi is. But...
By Zohreh Khazai-Ghahremani

RIGHTS
Sedaaye mardom-e Iran
Shirin Ebadi's Nobel prize
By Niloofar Beyzaie

RIGHTS
The catalyst
With Shirin Ebadi's Nobel prize, I became empowered
By Golbarg Wedin Bashi

COMMENT
Leave us alone
'Noble' and 'dignity' do not apply to the behavior of the Qajar rulers
By Mahan Esfahani

HOPE
Imagine
The celebration of an Iran
By Brian Appleton

COVER
Cyrus lies dead
On the killing fields of Iran's war on drugs
By Mahmoud Sadri & Ahmad Sadri

PEACE
Put a stop to it
15 years after the Iran-Iraq war, I have drunk the sweet elixir of forgiveness
By Assal Badrkhani

BOOK
Mystics, monarchs and messiahs
Tensions that motivate change in Iranian society
By Kathryn Babayan

OPINION
Say no to nukes
A nuclear Iran would become an absolute totalitarian state
By Hedayat Naderi

UNJUST
Putting the cart before the horse
IEEE's ban on Iranian electrical engineers
By Farhad Radmehrian

WOMEN
Matter of choice
Wearing the hijab not the deciding factor in whether someone was good or not
By Leila Shirazi

CONSCIENCE
To be willing
To me Edward Said was the conscience of all humanity
By Sara Darcy

CALIFORNIA
A tale of two candidates
Welcome to the world of democracy in 21st century
By Mohamad Purqurian

ELECTIONS
Badi could do better
... in the California race for governor
By Majid Yekan

JAB
Liaaghat nadaashtim
Those "good-for-nothing" Qajars
By Manoutchehr Eskandari-Qajar

RELIGION
Pilgrims and passages
Flights of faith
By Amir Soltani Sheikholeslami

STUNT
Whatever
Why is David Blaine spoiling our view?
By Shappi Khorsandi

OPINION
Saaneaan-e jaam-e zahr
Iran and the nuclear protocol
By Dariush Sajjadi

INTERNET
The real Iran
How weblogs can change the way the world sees Iran
By Hossein Derakhshan

 

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