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Why do we care?
Arab invasion of Iran lies at the root of the Iranian inferiority complex
February 21, 2007

With posthumous permission of Will Cuppy
>>> Persian version
February 13, 2007

Cultural exceptionalism
Cultural biases and superiority fantasies
February 5, 2007

Biases in historical enquiry
Nomad-sedentary relations and pre-Islamic Arabs
January 29, 2007

Bahram khodaaye jang bood!
The God of War
August 30, 2006

Sheer lack of support
We need to do a better job protecting and promoting Iranian history, but in this fight, we are alone and we lack resources and numbers
June 30, 2006

Oldest remaining ziggurat in the Near East
Response to a letter
October 25, 2005

History, in depth?
We don't have one tenth of the amount of information we have about the economy of Britain or France for Iran
June 16, 2005

Iranians speak Persian
The English called it Persian, the French Persane, the Germans Persisch, the Italians Persano, the Russians Persiska. So should we.
March 2, 2005

Faking Yazgerd
Anti-Arab forgery
January 26, 2005

Whose world is it anyway?
Our common civilization
March 18, 2003

Chenin konand bozorgaan (2)
Teymour Lang Gourkani
October 2002

Chenin konand bozorgaan (1)
Shah Abbas
October 2002

Short story
October 2000

Not too deep
Shortcomings in the study of Iranian history
October 2000

Waking the friendly giant
Why is our tourism industry so dead?
February 1999

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