—from the article “Reading Independence Day in Iran” by Wm. Scott Harrop and R.K. Ramazani

Though it is just over a month old, I found this comparison of American and Iranian revolutions to be still highly relevant as Ahmadinejad, now sworn in as president, attempts to control Iran’s international profile while “the world is watching.”

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We do forget that many of these nations or democracies are young, even though their cultures are old.