Wednesday, October 15, 2003

Iran: Discontent and Disarray. The International Crisis Group's report is finally here!


Just a comment on the title... a veteran Afghanistan traveller spoke about Afghan culture...


"Western policy strives to find a unity of order in Afghanistan; however, the prevailing trend is a unity of chaos. Used to order westerners see chaos as failure. It is an alternate system alien to western thought, but that does not mean it cannot work."

It must be some kind of updated "noble savage" theory. Chaos is failure, come and look at the traffic here, look at the traffic death rate 10 times the US. "Organized chaos" is everywhere, things happening at the last minute, Iran can't compete... OK too much politics, back to everyday life.

1 comment:

raquel said...

very nice, but how you can live under such regime that force you and enter your personal life for thirty years. how you wise, and
intelligent people in Iran, eat (sorry) rubbish for from the Ayatoolas,