Abolhassan Banisadr, Iran's first post-revolutionary president, discusses neo-liberalism, the crisis in western democracies, and the relationship between Islamic terrorism and
the rise of far-right politics.
This is (along with Islamism and
neoliberalism) one of a certain number of global issues on which Foucault can
be credited with having shown a degree of prescience; and the future he
foresees is sombre.
The new environmentalists hail fromaffluent backgrounds and urban areas
and their everyday consumption practices are imbued with political meaning,
given the reduced space for organized channels to express discontent.
Business delegations are flying in daily, making the most of this opportunity to establish themselves in Iran when Republican opposition to the deal is compromising US prospects at this critical early stage.
A granddaughter discovers her grandfather's notebook years after the political massacres that stole her mother and aunt. Beginning as a testimony of loss, it becomes an obsession to leave a trace against silence and denial. From States of Impunity.