Reading Time: 3 minutes James Mattis was the last and maybe the only Trump cabinet member who was truly a moderating influence and I’m deeply worried to see him go, as I think his departure really increases the likelihood of a war against Iran.
An Iranian researcher, writer, and teacher who is an ex-Muslim atheist currently living in one of the theocracies in the world, Iran. Interested in literature, philosophy, and political sciences, especially International Relations. A pragmatic liberal and a reformist with values that some might consider revolutionary.
Ranking All Haruki Murakami Novels From Worst to Best
Reading Time: 12 minutes Ranking all 14 novels of Haruki Murakami from the worst to the best.
Answering Christian Answers’ 11 Questions for Atheists
Reading Time: 5 minutes As I was browsing atheist blogs, I came across this post by Courtney Heard which linked an article entitled of questions from Christian Answers entitled “What If the Cosmos Is All There Is” and includes a list of 11 questions for all atheists. Now, anyone who knows me knows that I’m a sucker for answering […]
George H. W. Bush (1924-2018): An Example of Prudent Foreign Policy
Reading Time: 3 minutes George H. W. Bush was the last Republican president who had a rational foreign policy. In general, his foreign policy was one of restraint and prudence.
Book Review: World Out of Balance
Reading Time: 4 minutes Reviewing a book which posits that American primacy is not in danger in the world today.
Dear Americans: Please Vote Democrat
Reading Time: 3 minutes That’s why I implore all Americans to vote for Democrats in the upcoming congressional elections. An unrestrained Trump is not merely an American problem, but a global threat. An unrestrained Trump might dismantle the very fabric of international system. That’s why we — as all citizens of the world — need you to vote for Democrats and create a real restrain on Trump, to minimize this threat.
FFRF Embarrassingly Asinine Statement on Saudi Arabia
Reading Time: 4 minutes FFRF reacts to the murder of Jamal Khashoggi with an incredibly asinine statement on Saudi Arabia which should make skeptics feel disappointed.
Reading Time: 9 minutes I decided to ask my Facebook friends to ask me any questions they have about Iranian politics, history, and culture, thinking the questions and answers would make a good blog post. Feel free to ask your own questions in the comments. How popular is homeopathy? Both strands of it, the slightly more regulated kind and […]
Nikki Haley Was No Moderate
Reading Time: 3 minutes Nikki Haley was no moderating influence. In the end she was barely more than a Sarah Huckabee Sanders in New York, a sycophant mouthpiece with no real moderating influence or integrity as a diplomat.
Religion Poisons Medicine
Reading Time: 3 minutes Religion poisons medicine.