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Dr. Pipes is correct on Iran

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Submitted by The chafing discontent of millions (United States), Jul 24, 2002 at 19:51

Dr. Pipes' observations on Iran seem totally apropos. The Taheri resignation in Isfahan would seem to be a microcosm of the larger problem inherent in the Islamic Republic's effort to maintain political and thought control--not simply the burgeoning disillusionment of veterans of the 1979 Revolution, but also the chafing discontent of millions of young people in Iran born subsequent to the events of 1978-79.

Fereydoun Hoveyda, the brother of the late Iranian Prime Minister Amir Abbas Hoveyda, told me recently that the challenges and opportunities presented by the Information Age and its technology would be a major force in bringing the totalitarian forces of militant Islam down in Iran. Dr. Pipes' analysis would seem to dovetail with this. Let us hope so.

Mark Dankof
www.MarkDankof.com
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