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The World Against IS

It has become popular, in some circles, to refer to them as “the Orcs.” And not just because it’s easier than using their frequently changing English titles – ISIS, ISIL, or simply the Islamic State – but also because their swarms of black-flagged militants, in their campaign of territorial conquest driven by mass ethnic murder, rape, crucifixion, and beheading, resemble not so much anything in modern human history as some spectacle out of J.R.R. 828 more words

Political

Iran's president urges clerics to be more tolerant of Internet

TEHRAN, Iran – Iran’s President Hassan Rouhani has urged the country’s clerics to be more tolerant of the Internet and new technologies, saying Iran cannot “close the gates to the world.” 101 more words

World

The dance of the soul of "Baba Aziz"/Танец души "Баба Азиза"

Души танцуют, переполненные экстазом.
Я шепну тебе на ухо, куда их ведёт танец

Начало и конец – категории, так желаемые человеческим разумом для того, чтобы иметь границы, разгоняться и замедляться в них, понимать смысл происходящего и определять вещи, события, ощущения.

Cinema

News You Really Need To See: "Facing Hard-Liners and Sanctions, Iran’s Leader Toughens Talk"

“Facing Hard-Liners and Sanctions, Iran’s Leader Toughens Talk”

The New York Times, August 31, 2014, p.A11

http://www.nytimes.com/2014/08/31/world/middleeast/iran.html?_r=1

“For more than a year, Iran’s president, Hassan Rouhani, had been walking a political tightrope by trying to restore some level of relations with the country’s archenemy, the United States.   217 more words

Foreign Policy

Book Review: Reading Lolita in Tehran

Read for: FABClub Monthly Memoir from way back in May, 2013

Rating: 3.5/5

So this was the monthly memoir selection over a year ago, but I never got around to finishing it at the time. 456 more words

Reading