Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Iran will change, on its own terms

How ironic. A regime that came to power through a brutal revolution, in a country suspected of secretly developing a nuclear weapon, is now facing its biggest challenge from peaceful civil disobedience.

The street demonstrations by day and haunting chants echoing across rooftops by night are not — so far — a counterrevolution.

That's not even their intention. What they are doing, however, is forcing Iran's Islamic regime to face the same ideals that have swept across five continents over the last quarter of a century — the supremacy of popular will, justice, accountability and the transparency of power. More of Robin Wright's article

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