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Iran & USA

Posted in Iran, USA by homeyra on December 1, 2006

A few days ago I came across the following blog: Iranian Civilization and American Foreign Policy, by Dr. Raymond D. Gastil. The blog starts with three posts explaining its scope and purposes:The Iranian Cultural Area,The Value to Modern Iranians of a Deep Appreciation of Iranian Civilization andU. S. Foreign Policy: A Civilizational Approach:

[ American foreign policy has reached a dead end. It no longer serves either the needs of the United States or those of the world. A fundamental problem is that our leaders are no longer clear about the nature, abilities, strengths or weaknesses of the United States and American culture. But another reason for reaching this dead end is the unwillingness or inability of persons at the top levels of the U.S. Department of State or other foreign ministries to understand the ways in which other peoples view or would prefer to view the world… It is my thesis that a great deal would be gained by looking a little deeper into the histories and cultures of the world. In this site the emphasis will be how a deeper American understanding of Iranian Civilization would help in the development of policy that would be more helpful to both societies than present approaches…]

See also the related website. Best wishes to Ahuy-e Vahshi

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  1. Bluebear2 said, on December 4, 2006 at 9:10 pm

    Truer words have rarely been spoken.

  2. homeyra said, on December 5, 2006 at 7:50 pm

    Indeed, all the posts so far were “civilizational”… until a last paragraph which sounded … shall I say some separatist agenda? We will see…


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