Thursday, June 30, 2011

More on politics in the 21st century --gaming with Mossadegh's cat

Mossadegh was prime minister of Iran in the early 1950s, and his effort to gain control of Iran's oil led to a crucial crisis of modern Iranian history and of US-Iranian relations.

Two people at the University of Southern California thought Americans should know this crisis better -- and so they designed a game in which the player plays Mossadegh's cat.

You read it right.

This is a serious educational project, motivated in part by the desire to game conflict without focussing entirely on violence. You can find a link to the game and more on the project here.

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