A Riposte to Hamid Dabashi

Hamid Dabashi has had a remark­ably con­sis­tent line about what’s going on in Iran. Con­sis­tency is an admirable trait, and the line is an attrac­tive one. It goes something like this. Dabashi demurs from taking a stance on whether there was electoral fraud, calling it a “social fact,” e.g. widely believed in Iranian society. He deems […]