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The nonstop assault on Iranian history and heritage

The nonstop assault on Iranian history and heritage

By Sheda Vasseghi Reading Wafa Tarnowska’s English translation of “The Seven Wise Princesses” (Persian “Haft Peykar”) in prose originally by one of greatest Iranian romantic poets, Nezami (1141-1209), shocks the common sense. The story revolves around Iranian kings such as Yazdgerd and Bahram during pre-Islamic Sasanian Persia era (224-651).  But according to Tarnowska, the Persian […]

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Slavery, once global, versus the recent social phenomenon of freedom, at risk as 2012 approaches

Slavery, once global, versus the recent social phenomenon of freedom, at risk as 2012 approaches

By Lev Navrozov Slavery was once global, while Greece and Rome are remembered as partial exceptions. In our time Western Europe became mostly free, but Nazi Germany intended to push it back into slavery. Nowadays, the words “slavery” and “slave” are not applied to country-scale slavery.  In Stalin’s Russia, “slaves” and “slavery” were used in […]

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A modest proposal: Advocates of freedom must speak up or die

A modest proposal: Advocates of freedom must speak up or die

By Lev Navrozov How did I learn British English in Russia? When I was a child, German was taught in Soviet schools. But I asked my parents to invite a private teacher of English — an English lady who made her living by teaching English.  As I grew up, I continued to be an “Englishman […]