Randall Holcombe | Wednesday January 3, 2018 at 9:50 AM PDT | Comments Off on Iranian Unrest
As I read about the demonstrations in Iran, my thoughts turn to conversations I’ve had with Iranian citizens over the past several years. From 2011-2016 I taught in a week-long summer program on public choice put on in the Republic of Georgia by the New Economic School headquartered in Tbilisi, Georgia. The program attracted...
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Tags: Civil Liberties, Iran protests, Personal Liberty, Politics, The State
Jonathan Bean | Sunday June 13, 2010 at 2:31 PM PDT | 12 Comments
Before the USSR collapsed, “smart” observers bet that the regime had broad support and the people only wanted reform. This was a theme of writers like Stephen Cohen and required reading during my graduate school education. Similarly, outside observers assumed that nominally democratic Iran maintained broad support for the Islamic Republic. Sure, sure, college...
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Tags: authoritarianism, Ayatollah Khomeini, Barack Obama, Civil Liberties, Civil Society, dictatorship, Iran, Iran protests, Iranian dissent, Islamic Republic, Michael Ledeen, Middle East, Terrorism, The State, totalitarianism, tyranny