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Persepolis 2.0 – Iran 101

A détourned version of Marjane Satrapi’s graphic novel Persepolis has been circulating online.  While Satrapi’s work, recently released as an animated film, was set against the backdrop of the Iranian revolution in 1979, Persepolis 2.0 covers the period from June 12-21st and Iran’s disputed election.  See also recent postings on Dossier by Slavoj Zizek and [...]

Will the Cat Above the Precipice Fall Down?

Here is another text on the situation in Iran. This one is by the philosopher Slavoj Žižek, now the International Director of the Birkbeck Institute for the Humanities at the University of London. It is copyright free and distribution/reposting is encouraged. When an authoritarian regime approaches its final crisis, its dissolution as a rule follows two steps. [...]

Why are the Iranians dreaming again?

The following is a short text on the situation in Iran by Ali Alizadeh, researcher at the Centre for Research in Modern European Philosophy, Middlesex University in London. It is copyright free and distribution/reposting is encouraged. I discovered Ali’s text at Infinite Thøught. Iran is currently in the grip of a new and strong political movement. While this movement [...]