The Iranian Times

Friday November 5, 1999 / Aban 14, 1378, No. 842


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Politics

Cyrus meets Lincoln
Iranian-American runs for U.S. Senate

By S. Rob Sobhani
November 5, 1999
The Iranian

Twelve years ago on a crisp fall morning I entered the campaign offices of Connie Morella to volunteer my services. Connie, as she was called by everyone, was a Republican running for the U.S. Congress from heavily Democratic Montgomery County, Maryland ... Here I was, a descendant of Cyrus the Great in the land of Washington and Lincoln, making a difference. This experience got me interested in politics and the rest, as they say, is history.

Today I am campaigning to become the first U.S. Senator of Iranian descent (I was born in Kansas) because I truly believe that we, the descendants of Cyrus the Great, must join the children of Washington, Jefferson and Lincoln, to make a more perfect union. A union in which we care of those left behind, educate the uneducated, end prejudice and racism and protect our natural beauties ... GO TO FEATURE


Outlook

Iranian teens just wanna have their fun

By JOYCE M. DAVIS
Miamai Herald

TEHRAN, Iran -- Increasingly, even young Iranians who care little about politics are rebelling against a society whose architect, the Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini, once proclaimed, ``There is no fun in Islam.''

Instead, many Iranian youth are intent these days on having fun, and their increasing defiance may represent the most potent challenge to one of the world's strictest Islamic societies ... FULL TEXT

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Sohrab?

"An Illustration to Sohrab" is a painting by Thomas Stothard (1755-1834). Would love to know who THIS Sohrab was ... SEE PAINTING


More Letters

* Haaloo

Maryam Kazemi writes: Vaghti in haaloo-haaye iraani ["Halloween 1999"] baraay-e jashn-e haaloohaa intor khod-baakhteh dar moghaabel-e doorbin-e to zhest gereftand, aayaa delet nagereft beh khaater-e iraan va farhang-e iraani?

* Frustration

Moftaki Majjani writes: This is in response to Isa Tanha. I am wondering where and in which era does Mr. Tanha thinks he is living. Young people in America have traditionally used Halloween ["Halloween 1999"] to make fun of older generations. Most masks and costumes depict politicians and figures who have gained prominance in the preceding year ...

Look my dear friend, I really do share your frustration with the speed our cultural values are being diluted in this day and age. But you can not blame Iranian youth. I would rather criticize The Iranian for glorifying it by posting the pictures in its site ... FULL TEXT


* Literature: Iranian authors in DC

Iranian authors Mahmoud Dowlatabadi, Shahriyar Mandanipour, Shahla Lahijie and Mohammad Ali Sepanlou will be on a panel on Iranian literature. TIME: Saturday November 6, 3:00 p.m. PLACE: Alice Deal, Jr. High School, 3815 Fort Drive N.W, Washington D.C 20016 (between Connecticut and Wisconsin avenues off Nebraska).

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Books of the Week

* Ruzegaran (1999)
History of Iran up to the Pahlavi dynasty
By Abdol-Hossein Zarrinkoub

* Zanaan haramsaraa-ye Nasserdin Shah (1998)
Pictorial history
By Khosro Motazed and Abolghasem Tafazoli

* Baagh (1998)
Short stories
By Parviz Davaie

* Qand va namak (1998)
Tehrani proverbs
By Jafar Shahri

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