Tag Archives: Iran

A Separation: Religion, Class, Secularism

Always a little behind the curve in Syracuse, I finally watched Asghar Farhadi’s A Separation, the first Iranian film to win an Academy Award, a week ago. The movie is exquisitely well made, rhythmically weaving a set of intricate ethical … Continue reading

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More on “Ordinary”

The other day I posted about how an anti-Muslim group got rhetorical traction in their criticism of Islam by suggesting that Muslims are not really ordinary. It reminded me of the following Daily Show clip, in which it is suggested that … Continue reading

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