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“If the flames of anger rise any higher in this land, your name on your tombstone will be covered with dirt.” dissident Iranian poet Simin Bahbani has died.

Simin Behbahani, the poet known as “the Lioness of Iran,” has died at 87.  I’ve only read a few of her poems, but she seems to have been a master of justified righteous fury.  As an example, here’s her poem about the 2009 uprising known as the “Green Revolution”

Stop Throwing My Country […]

Monday morning various

This Roger Cohen piece reporting from the streets in Tehran is brilliantly vivid writing.  Dr. X liked it enough to quote it in full.  Very highly recommended. There’s a long and somewhat interesting piece at the Times about Judge Sotomayor’s relationship with a mentor from law school, José A. Cabranes, who had been […]

Picture from Iran

h/t TalkingPoints