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Ali Mirsepassi


The Politics of Reconciliation: Secularism and Tolerance

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Looking at recent events in Iran, we may contrast the predominant views of Green Movement activists participating inside Iran and the attitudes of many Iranians observing these events from abroad. Iranians inside Iran show no strong interest in defining the movement in totalizing terms as either Islamic or secular, and nor do they oppose the movement to secularism or Islam. By contrast, many Iranian intellectuals and activists outside of Iran (and other interested ...

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Ali Mirsepassi


Ali Mirsepassi is professor of Middle Eastern studies and sociology at the Gallatin School and director of the Iranian Studies Center at New York University.