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JOKER finally at peace with himself

 This image released by Warner Bros. Pictures shows Joaquin Phoenix in a scene from the film, ‘Joker.’ (Niko Tavernise/Warner Bros. Pictures via AP) Smile, because it confuses people. Smile, because it’s easier than explaining what is killing you inside. Arthur is mentally unstable. He works as a clown to pay… Read More »JOKER finally at peace with himself

Anti-westernism in Iran and modern US policy

In this academic article, based on Abas Amanat’s Iran, A Modern History (Yale, 2017) I will try to point a few key points in Iran’s modern history, showing how sometimes accidental, sometimes unavoidable events can lead to wide-ranging and consequential upheavals. I am especially interested in history’s inner logic, the… Read More »Anti-westernism in Iran and modern US policy

Barking dogs never bite…

Bearing the brunt of the Cold War, The United States and the Soviet Union divided Korea into two sovereign states in 1948 with the border set at the 38th parallel. In the South, an export-led economic boom, industrialization, and technological advances created an enviably prosperous state. In the current world,… Read More »Barking dogs never bite…