Forever Under Construction

Engaging Iran

Posted in Books, Iran, Middle East by homeyra on May 2, 2009

Borrowing again from P U L S E: Iran, Hamas, Syria, Hezbollah, Afghanistan, Israel and America. Laura Flanders of GRITtv interviews Hamid Dabashi and Paul McGeough on Obama’s promises of “change” and how it applies in respect to Washington’s dealings with these political groups and countries.

Paul McGeough is the author of Killing Khalid: The Failed Mossad Assassination of Khalid Mishal and the Rise of Hamas, and Hamid Dabashi, Professor of Iranian Studies and Comparative Literature at Columbia University and the author of Iran: A people interrupted and most recently of Post-Orientalism: Knowledge and Power in Time of Terror.

Watch the interview

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This video ends with the amazing story of Sabriye Tenberken – a blind educator and adventurer who established the first school for the blind in Lhasa – and an interview with Lucy Walker the director of Blindsight.

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  1. Ben Heine said, on May 2, 2009 at 11:43 pm

    Thx for sharing!


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