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About Danny Postel
Danny Postel is Associate Director of the Center for Middle East Studies at the University of Denver's Josef Korbel School of International Studies. He is the author of Reading "Legitimation Crisis" in Tehran and co-editor, with Nader Hashemi, of The People Reloaded: The Green Movement and the Struggle for Iran’s Future and The Syria Dilemma. Formerly senior editor of openDemocracy, he is a Contributing Editor of Logos: A Journal of Modern Society & Culture and a blogger for forCritical Inquiry, Truthout, and the Huffington Post. His website is here. On Twitter: @dannypostel
Articles by Danny Postel
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openDemocracy's publication of Hossein Derakhshan's article about the release from detention of the Iranian philosopher Ramin Jahanbegloo was a serious lapse in editorial judgment, says Danny Postel.
The Iranian philosopher and openDemocracy contributor Ramin Jahanbegloo was arrested on 27 April 2006 at Tehran airport. In this message to Iran's leaders, writers, scholars and journalists from around the world call for his release.
Francis Fukuyama's renowned argument about universal history and liberal democracy remains a source of dispute. openDemocracy is publishing the author's new Afterword to "The End of History and the Last Man", followed by reflections from international thinkers on this seminal work. Here, Danny Postel introduces Fukuyama's essay and the symposium.
The need to reconceptualise the past in order to reimagine a more usable future.
The Iraq war opened a fratricidal split among United States neo–conservatives. Danny Postel examines the bitter dispute between two leading neocons, Francis Fukuyama and Charles Krauthammer, and suggests that Fukuyama’s critique of the Iraq war and decision not to vote for George W Bush is a significant political as well as intellectual moment.
Are the ideas of the conservative political philosopher Leo Strauss a shaping influence on the Bush administrations world outlook? Danny Postel interviews Shadia Drury a leading scholarly critic of Strauss and asks her about the connection between Platos dialogues, secrets and lies, and the United States-led war in Iraq.
What was initially an anti-war argument is now a matter of public record. It is widely recognised that the Bush administration was not honest about the reasons it gave for invading Iraq.