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Break a Leg! — Part 2

In the previous post, the reader learned that an uncanny premonition warned me that my left ankle would be broken that day–a message from??? I will never know. But wrapped in the plaster cast I wore post surgery were two gifts: *          *          * Upon returning to work I discovered that it was extraordinarily difficult […]

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Another Iranian Revolution?-Part 4

Why Women Supported Khomeini The Iranian monarchy presented itself as having made great strides towards equality between the sexes. Then why did the majority of Iranian women support the Islamic revolution? As always, there were a number of factors. Women’s progress under the Shah wasn’t nearly as large as depicted by the Pahlavi regime or […]

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Another Iranian Revolution?-Part 2

We’ll see what happens in Iran, once the dust settles from the current uprising. Meanwhile, some economic and historical information may give us a better understanding of how we arrived at a place of widespread and violent protests. All About Oil Iran ranks fourth in the world in terms of proven oil reserves—157.5 billion barrels—after […]

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FBI has no R•E•S•P•E•C•T

A short follow-up to my recent posts. I’m quoting from yesterday’s article in the Guardian: “The FBI has declassified its file on Aretha Franklin…which shows the bureau extensively tracked the singer’s civil rights activism and her friendships with Martin Luther King Jr and Angela Davis.” The file was 270 pages long and “includes close documentation […]

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