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  • 29
    Mar

    2010

    politics

    Saudi Arabia: The Struggle for Its Soul

    The Economist calls Jihad in Saudi Arabia a “rare combination of sympathetic nuance and critical rigour.” The book is out next month; the review is online now. Read it here: Saudi Arabia: The...

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  • 1
    Dec

    2009

    Layout 1

    Shades of 1938: Colleges quiet a critic of Islam

    In last Friday’s Daily News, Stephen Norwood attacks Princeton and Columbia universities for their cancellations of speeches by Nonie Darwish – feminist and critic of radical Islam. Norwood...

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  • 30
    Jul

    2009

    janet afary

    Janet Afary on Women’s Rights in Iran

    Janet Afary concludes a dialogue with Nawal El Saadawi initiated at Double X earlier this month. Afary is a professor of religious studies and feminist studies at UC Santa Barbara and author of Sexual...

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  • 7
    Jul

    2009

    janet afary

    What the veil can hide

    Slate spinoff double X started a really fascinating dialogue between Egyptian writer Nawal El Saadawi and our own Janet Afary, author of Sexual Politics in Modern Iran. ~ ~ ~ Dear Janet, I am glad to...

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  • 29
    Jun

    2009

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    Riz Khan interviews Janet Afary

    Janet Afary, in a two part interview with Riz Khan on Al-Jazeera, discusses the question: How far could things go in Iran? Afary is author of Sexual Politics in Modern Iran. Read More ?

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  • 29
    Jun

    2009

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    Abrahamian: Mousavi would shun nuclear weapons

    From Haaretz Online, an analysis by one of our top Iran scholars, Ervand Abrahamian, author of A History of Modern Iran. Even if the Iranian authorities succeed in suppressing the large demonstrations,...

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  • 15
    Jun

    2009

    janet afary

    Janet Afary on a Divided Iran

    With calls for inquiry over Iran’s election results, The New York Review of Books looks at 3 books that examine divisions in Iran, among them, Janet Afary’s Sexual Politics in Modern Iran. ~...

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  • 6
    Apr

    2009

    domelatest

    V. Islam’s Horses of the Desert

    The 5th Installment The Horse in Human History Blog Series Pita Kelekna In 331 BC, of course, Alexander daringly overthrew Achaemenid might; notwithstanding, hostilities between Greece and Persia were...

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