What could bring hundreds of thousands (a million, even?) young people rallying into the streets of Tehran -- risking injury, disappearance or death?
I think it's down to two things:
A breath of fresh air. And the certain knowledge that if not us, now... then who, when?
Something very much like this happened thirty years ago. (Different players; different reasons; different wants; different times.) Remember the Shah? And the CIA?
Still, that was then and this is now. The question is this: Tonight, is the box half open or half closed? And does the box have breathing room... or just another lid?
(Tonight's special: Falafel and a pitcher of Heineken, $9.99)
8 months ago