Setting the World to RightsBy
Our houseguests left on Sunday after a ten-day New York holiday. One of the highlights of having my friend Aidan in town was the opportunity to set the world to rights over a beer. The Mars Bar (pictured above) was an excellent venue. And the $5.50 whiskeys helped.
One of our debates was about Iran. Aidan felt that the threat of Ahmadinejad and other Iranian hardliners was overblown. I disagreed. Though I do think antipathy or opposition to such extreme views is underreported in the West.
Nevertheless, this video of a cultural advisor to the Iranian Education Ministry reminded me why I am so concerned. Imagine if this was an advisor to a Western government. Via (Anorak.)