• Nov. 13th, 2013 · The curtain
    Hercule_PoirotFor the past 25 years, David Suchet has brought Agatha Christie’s Hercule Poirot to life. It’s a thrilling but subdued show that I’ve enjoyed watching no matter where in the world, and as it draws to a close I must bid adieu!
    “It is the brain, the little grey cells on which one must rely. The senses mislead. One must seek the truth within — not without.” — Agatha Christie (Poirot Investigates, 1924)
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  • Iran Votes: Reflections Four Years Later

    Published June 14, 2013 | One response so far
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    Four years ago, in mid-June, I headed on a trip to Iran after not having the visited the country for a decade. It was meant to be a personal trip, but in many ways I got more than I bargained for. As I wrote in a journal on route to Tehran: “When I planned this
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    Marzieh Ghiasi

    My Carnation Revolution

    Published April 25, 2010 | 11 responses so far
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    « Back to part 1 | Speaking of revolutionary thinking, today, April 25th is also the anniversary of Portugal’s 1974 Carnation Revolution, which took place five years before the Iranian Revolution in 1979. The Carnation Revolution was a single day culmination of a long struggle, but was notable in that in its last stages the
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    Marzieh Ghiasi