Wednesday, February 24, 2010

An Iranian Civil Rights Movement? Writer Questions Current Political Movement

An Iranian Civil Rights Movement?

For most observers of the Green Movement, the most salient question is how the current political movement in Iran mirrors the Islamic Revolution. But another parallel comes as a close second: Is the Green Movement pushing forward a civil rights agenda, comparable to the American Civil Rights Movement of the late 1950s and 1960s? Such is the comparison drawn by prominent Iranian scholar Hamid Dabashi, as well as many others.

Morrison's analysis continues ...

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