Twin Hypocrisies: America, Iran, and the George Floyd Protests
Two adversaries find their perspectives switched, but fail to see the forest for the trees.
In November 2019, working-class Iranians poured out into the streets in cities all across the country. A sudden increase in the price of fuel had pushed people to the limit. Banks were burned. Police were attacked. The protests had been sparked by a diesel tax, but it was clear from the beginning, as almost all protest movements are, that this was about…
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