8 Responses to You Gotta Have Arts

  1. MBH June 14, 2009 at 5:42 am #

    This article comes from a different angle.

  2. Charles H. June 14, 2009 at 11:17 am #

    It will take me a long, long time to get the image of Ahmadinajad in a tutu out of my head.

  3. Roderick June 14, 2009 at 12:30 pm #

    the so-called reformist camp — who are not exactly humanists in the Western liberal sense — may try and animate efforts to decapitate the regime and “do away with” Ahmadinejad and even the Supreme Leader himself. … [T]here may be political killing sprees ahead. … This is not a vision he advocates — but one he fears.

    I’m not a fan of killing sprees, but the prospect of a revolution in Iran does not exactly dismay me — and if it were to bring to power folks who are neither Islamist fundamentalists nor u.s. puppets, that would would not exactly dismay me either.

    • MBH June 14, 2009 at 1:59 pm #

      Yeah, agreed. Given the situation–one in which the government isn’t even pretending to be something other than a dictatorship–there are many things more frightening than a violent revolution.

    • MBH June 15, 2009 at 4:01 pm #

      That didn’t take long.

  4. Nick Manley ~ Legal Name June 14, 2009 at 4:26 pm #


    “u.s. puppets,”

    You sound like one of dem commies who questions the wisdom of the U.S. plan to civilize the world or else.

    ( :

    On a more serious note: I too wish for the youth of Iran to light the fire of revolution.

  5. Nick Manley ~ Legal Name June 14, 2009 at 4:28 pm #

    The reformists in Iran are still Muslim men ~ nobody else is allowed to run. The leading one was the prime minister during the Iran-Iraq war. Nonetheless, I have sympathies for anyone who takes the idea of doing away with the theocratic element of the state structure seriously. An end to the Islamist morality police probably wouldn’t produce liberaltopia overnight. It’d still be a vast improvement.

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