4 Comments on "Thinking the Unthinkable: Foucault and the Islamic Revolution"


  1. Tabrzi appears to be living on a different planet. While economic disasters invariably lead to political turmoil and uncertainty, the Islamic regime never saw anything wrong in the plight of the working class. The onset of recession and slump, despite the oil wealth enriching the regime, certainly leads to questions and a significant political radicalization amongst certain layers of Iranian society, especially young people.

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  2. Mr. Tabrizi intentionally avoids in pointing out those who remained have been targeted to waves of arrests of largely innocent people. They have been accompanied by widespread torture, rape and mass executions. Tens of thousands more were torn away from their homes and moved to Islamic dungeons. These prisoners of conscience were forced to confess to crimes they never committed, and then either exterminated or sent back to medieval Islamic torture chambers where they simply faded away. It is difficult for many people to even talk about these horrible tragedies under the Islamic rules in Iran.

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