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The Power of Dissonance

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Submitted by Darrell Pack (United States), Jan 16, 2013 at 10:38

While I believe that Sofaer's view is solid as expressed in this article, we should not forget that we can employ multiple strategies to influence the Iranian situation at once. In our toolbox we should include a group of tools designed to keep encouraging and supporting Iranian Christians, Bahais, entrepreneurial businesses, some Kurdish elements, and secularists within and outside of Iran. These represent strands of Iranian society that are at odds with the power structure. The dissonant cry of an Alexander Solzhenitsyn uplifts a Resistance and disturbs the power elite. Such dissonance can be loud and we should be looking for ways to amplify it.

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