This is not the end. Lessons from ancient Iran.
I do not wait for poetry
But go in search of it
Because my wings are broken
And I am left far from my nest…
In this essay, we hear a first-hand account from Mel Packer who was one of the Americans who visited Iran during the hostage crisis of 1980.
What if peace is really based on pragmatism, and war on fantasy?
If the United States goes to war with Iran, you are unlikely to hear the word “oil” uttered by top Trump administration officials, but make no mistake: that three-letter word lies at the root of the present crisis, not to speak of the world’s long-term fate.