Thursday, February 11, 2010

Iran, Beacon of Liberty?

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From: barry levine <>
Date: Thu, Feb 11, 2010 at 9:26 AM
Subject: re: Iran, Beacon of Liberty?

To the Editor:
  The current regime in Teheran is neither Islamic nor democratic. People of good will around the globe look forward to a legitimate successor there.  Mr. Gerecht however turns history on its head to bolster the obvious. It was the breakdown in the 16th c. of Church influence over the instruments of State power that permitted the Enlightenment in the 17th century and the emergence of democracies in the 18th c.  Until we can agree on the direction in which time flows, we are unlikely to make correct predictions about the triumph of Iranian democracy.
Barry Levine

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