Friday, June 26, 2009

Any question you may have about Iran right now

....please defer to Reza Aslan:

The Daily Show With Jon StewartMon - Thurs 11p / 10c
Reza Aslan
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Update: My unabashed adoration for Reza Aslan will culminate on July 1...very excited about this the way if you haven't read any of his books I would highly recommend it "No God but God" and "How to Win a Cosmic War":

Meet the Authors:
Reza Aslan and Moira Crone
July 1, 6 to 8 p. m.
The Cabildo

The Pirate's Alley Faulkner Society and the Louisiana State Museum will cohost a reception July 1 for Reza Aslan, author of the international bestseller, No God But God, and the new book How to Win A Cosmic War. Reza, an Iranian-American who lived in New Orleans for a while, is a respected scholar and teacher in the field of religious studies and Middle East politics. He is a regular commentator on the Middle East for CBS and he also has regular guest appearances on such news/talk shows as MSNBC's Rachel
Maddow Show, most recently tonight, his third appearance in a week. Reza will discuss terrorism, Islam, and the current uprising in Iran at the event.

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ALM said...

Yep--he was great.

E said...

you beat me to the punch on this one. loved this interview.

slate said...

Thanks for that info. I will be there if I can. I love that guy!

Carmen said...

Just curious as to what you think is so insightful about this clip...

Jason Brad Berry said...

no so much the clip....i'm referring to his books. Aside from being one of the best stylistic writers I've read in a while, the books are highly informative.

Carmen said...

Ok. I haven't read his books. But as an author, he's not doing a splendid job of selling his knowledge... which makes me uninterested to read them. If you are advocating that he is the go-to guy on Iranian affairs, and you present a clip which is common sense, at best, and propagandizing, at worst, then I tend to skip your posts on foreign policy after the initial assessment.

You're still the go-to guy on local corruption issues.

There's a thing tonight at Octavia Books on bootstrap business recovery after Katrina. That got my interest piqued on subject matter alone.

Jason Brad Berry said...

then skip you shall.