Reading Time: 4 minutes Trump’s foreign policy is the most naked, amoral, cruel, and ultimately dangerous form of unilateralism since at least the time of Wilson.
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.
Meet MEK: the Terrorist Cult Supported by Trump Administration
Reading Time: 7 minutes It’s time for US liberals, progressives, and anyone who supports the idea of human rights to demand action against this terrorist group. The real reason that the Trump regime has been able to freely paternalize with MEK is the fact that there is radio silence in western media regarding them. It’s time to protest and demand the US to stop sponsoring this dangerous cult.
A Shadow of a God Didn’t Appeal to Me
Reading Time: 3 minutes My friend put his hand on the wooden box containing tissue papers, and asked me: “What if I’m not telling you that God exists in the same sense that this tissue box exists, but that God exists in another sense, in the same way that an instinct for doing good exists, that God is the […]
Everyone Is Wrong But Me
Reading Time: 3 minutes Sometimes, I’m wrong. Sometimes, everyone is wrong but me. Here are some instances where that is so. (Everyone means lots of people). 1) Rouhani is still a fantastic president: Iran’s economy is in the toilet, and as a result, Rouhani has become an unpopular president. Almost no one stands to defend him these days. But […]
Philip Roth (1933-2018): The Ideal Writer
Reading Time: 3 minutes Philip Roth will be remembered as a writer. And as a writer, he symbolized the writerly virtues completely, and wrote a large number of masterpieces. When the dust settles and the time passes, when all of us are dead and our concerns and issues long transformed, he will be remembered as what he really was, and only that: a towering giant of literature.
Listen to Me Talk about Iran Deal on Naked Diner Podcast
Reading Time: < 1 minute As you might have heard, Trump recently violated the UN resolution enshrining the JCPOA (that is, the Iran deal) into international law and if you have followed this blog before, you’d know I really value this deal and welcomed it enthusiastically when it happened. Now, I have appeared on an episode of Naked Diner Podcast […]
The Ambivalence of Revolution: Yeats’s Easter 1916
Reading Time: 5 minutes Exploring the Favorites is a series of posts on this blog which will explore my favorite pieces of media, from books, films, games, music, etc. It’s not meant to be a review of criticism, but simply state how I connected with the work on a personal level. Be warned that there will be spoilers. The […]
Why Believing Krauss’s Victims Is Not the Same as Believing Bigfoot
Reading Time: 5 minutes My post a few days ago regarding physicist and sexual predator Lawrence Krauss, unsurprisingly, inspired a horde of faux-skeptic men to rush to his defense, and attempts to redefine skepticism, or to somehow muddy the waters regarding the acceptable criteria for “evidence”. Most of these reactions were simply trolls, but some were more respectable and […]
Skepticism Means Believing the Victims of Lawrence Krauss
Reading Time: 3 minutes Lawrence Krauss is a sexual predator, and if you are reluctant to believe this you are a bad skeptic, who ignores evidence.
Darkness Is Beautiful: Blood Meridian
Reading Time: 3 minutes Exploring the Favorites is a series of posts on this blog which will explore my favorite pieces of media, from books, films, games, music, etc. It’s not meant to be a review of criticism, but simply state how I connected with the work on a personal level. Be warned that there will be spoilers. This […]