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Monday, June 15, 2009
Another aspect of the turmoil in Iran
Shireen Hunter, a well-published expert on Iranian and modern Islamic politics, reminded me in an interview on CBC One's "The Current" that some of the prominent opposition leaders in Iran are former hardliners. It's not just the post-revolutionary generation against those who remember the revolution, nor the big city against the small towns and villages.