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Opinion 2004

MAY

OPINION
Hopeful but skeptical
The question remains, Ms. Ebadi: whose progress and whose ship?
By Choob Dosar-Gohi

OPINION
Impossible promises
IAPAC is creating false hopes and making impossible promises
By Ladan Afrasiabi

OPINION
Root of democracy
What Ebadi was getting at
By Mitra Yousefi

OPINION
Arnold is good for us
Engagement in American politics
By Abtin Assadi

OPINION
US elections and us
Questioning our standing in American civic space
By Goudarz Eghtedari

AMERICA
Our darkest days
... are here
By Andy Rooney

RIGHTS
They wrote the book
America has been exporting torture methods for a long time
By Fariba Amini

OPINION
The wrong way
Twisting the truth about Ebadi's speech in Maryland
By Ramin Takloo-Bighash

DEMOCRACY
Our only hope
Photo essay: Shirin Ebadi calls for democracy
By Jahanshah Javid

OPINION
The kakistocracy
Government by the most unprincipled citizens
By Shahriar Zangeneh

OPINION
No belle
Ebadi's slogans are nice. But that's not enough
By Mohsen M.

WELCOME
Married to LA
Nobel Laureate treated like a bride by L.A. Iranian community
By Bahar Mirhosseini

OPINION
The new voice of the Islamic Republic
That is Shirin Ebadi
By Ali Ardeshir Jowza

OBSERVATIONS
Click here for democracy
Shirin Ebadi speaks in Los Angeles
By Mohammad Ala

POINT
Equally appalling
Abu Ghraibs in Iran, Syria, Libya, Egypt, Morocco, Algeria, Yemen, Cuba, or North Korea, Zimbabwe, China, Russia... you get the picture
By Alidad Vassigh

OPINION
Apocalypse tomorrow
Beware the self-fulfilling prophesies of millenarians
By Mahmoud Sadri and Ahmad Sadri

ABUSE
Messing up Iraq

There is a culture in the U.S. administration that promotes collective humiliation
By Shahla Azizi

IRAN-U.S.
Hollow modernity
Obsession with the Great American Culture Project is not a sign of advanced democratic consciousness
By Roozbeh Shirazi

UNITY
We will!

It is so much easier, and far more enjoyable, to be a team
By Zohreh Khazai Ghahremani

FARAH
Lesson in generosity
Reflections on Farah Pahlavi’s memoirs
By Reza Bayegan

IRAQ
Please accept our sincere denials
A sociology of Abu Ghraib
By Ahmad Sadri

IDEAS
Swan song
The many reformations of Iranian Islam
By Fatema Soudavar Farmanfarmaian

SERIOUS
A to D
Classification of Iranians in the U.S.
By Dr. MD_PhD

COLONIALISM
When they invade Iran
Maybe then you'll care
By Lawrence Reza Ershaghi

COMPARISON
From Bam to Lisbon

Earthquake: Misfortune, insjustice, or the will of God?
By Mansour Farhang

IDENTITY
I'm from Purrrsia
We cannot control how people want to call us
By Mohsen

IDENTITY
Playing footsie with facts
For one thing, all things inside Iran are NOT Persian
By Naghmeh Sohrabi

ACTIVISM
Change requires action
Are you willing to die for your country?
By Tina

IRAN-U.S.
That arrogant reporter
Response to "Those friendly Iranians" in the New York Times
By Roozbeh Shirazi

IDENTITY
Persian vs. Iranian

The debate continues
By Behrouz Bahmani

RECALL
Sense & humor
Another statesman lost
By Mahmoud Ghaffari

FOREIGN AFFAIRS
On diplomacy

And foreign policy
By Ahmad Mirfendereski

OPINION
Bread & circuses
Propaganda is common and inherent in democratic systems
By John Mohammadi

IRAQ
Hypocracy won't bring democracy

What Bush says and what soldiers do in Iraq
By Hamid Bakhsheshi

MIDDLE EAST
When the oil dries up

Untold billions of dollars in oil revenues and not much to show for it
By Jerry Quill

NATIONALISM
We're different (and better)

Battle of superiority
By Hydar Kenani

POLITICS
Not so far fetched

The wonderful thing about the Velvet Revolution
By Cyrus Rasti

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