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Milad Odabaei


On ‘the Moderate Choice’: Thoughts on the Political Significance of the Iranian Elections

[Image by Gohar Dashti, 'Today's Life and War'

When there is a general change of conditions, it is as if the entire creation had changed and the whole world been altered, as if it were a new and repeated creation, a world brought into existence anew. –Ibn Khaldun, The Moquaddimah Mir-Housein Mousavi, an Islamic revolutionary with leftist political sensibilities, was the Prime Minster of Iran (1981-1989) during the Iran-Iraq war and was highly favored by Ayatollah Khomeini during that period. After two decades of ...

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Milad Odabaei


Milad Odabaei is a doctorate student at the University of California, Berkeley's department of Anthropology and the program in Critical Theory. His research interests include modern Iranian history and politics, translation, and comparative thought.