Pseudo-intellectualism on Iran

Pseudo-intellectualism on Iran

There are 12 comments on the Asia Times story from Nov 14, 2008, titled Pseudo-intellectualism on Iran. In it, Asia Times reports that:

BOOK REVIEW Pseudo-intellectualism on Iran Iran: A People Interrupted by HamidDabashi Reviewed by Kaveh L Afrasiabi This book, which attempts to retrace the past 200 years of Iranian history, is a seriously ...

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sobhan2

Seattle, WA

#1 Nov 14, 2008
excellent devastating debunking of Dabashi by Mr. Afrasiabi who towers above the rest when it comes to Iranian scene.
Omran Feili

AOL

#2 Nov 14, 2008
Two American talking back and forth to each about a country neither want to live in , nor will be welcomed.

No question Debashi is a cheap shot politician who wants to make a nema for himself by taking up unsellable causes and issues and reducling them or sensationalising them tp a point making worth attention catching Like Jew and Arabs Wars has been his cash crop for quite some time.
But take for example the War of Kurds and Arab countries of Ayria and Iraq, Or the War of Kurds and Turks all affect Iran and its very existant, Kurds is not a money making or attention catching political issue so there are no Dabashies writing about them ,or even counting them as any thing worthy of Political cell in the stincking middle eatern political corps.

As far as I know Debashie`s critics Kava Afrasiabi who is a good News paper level writer on passing political events and subject ,professionaly speaking and moraly speaking and fairly speaking we can not find a trace or a Shadow of a Persian Naom Chomski in either one, nor a half ,or a quarter of him ,when comes to politics and the arts of critical analysis,too bad no persian Naom Chomski is been born yet thou , a quarter one will do. may allah be with us and save us from wastefull potlical analysis reading
sobhan2

Darby, PA

#3 Nov 14, 2008
Omran, I think I 'm more familiar with Afrasiabi than you or you wouldn't write that silly comment. Just go to Afrasiabi's wikipedia and read some of his scholarly writings first before you allow yourself to make comment about him. That's very silly to make comparisons with Chomsky. Why should we always look to some westerner as role model? Think about that. What I admire about Kaveh is that he displays a unique ability to analyze and dicipher complex global issues and from a deep theoretical background. Too bad you cannot see that.
Omran Feili

AOL

#4 Nov 14, 2008
Both authors / writers writing are predictable .
Obviousely I have a differnt Judgement then you do.
I read Debashie`s writing in English , In Persian , and even in Arabic when he writes for El Ahram Egyptian news papers.
I have Similler familierty with Afarsiabie`s writing they are all over the place .
One attribute to himself as a political "Scientist " with not a shred of evidance that his writing has any connection to Science , or any where in Harvard Political Science department you will find any thing resample science. A Bogus field of crafts made into a science.
The other is suppose to be a man of litreture ,well at least this much true about him.

Naom Chomski when he writes he educate, Inform , and his thought has a universal tune.
Our folks are person in a Hurry for a quick fame

Speculating on Khumiani or those after him of wanting tension and wars contradicts informed and expert views given to us by those who are in house players. Recently there are plenty of Clinton Admistration and Bush high ranking officials writings ,that Every thing possilble for Iran to accomodate U S A Iran did ,and Bush ignored , right from the mouth of the Hourse. Then how one concludes that the regime is thriving on crises and tension ?.It is miliciouse speclutions against a body of Facts., That is not scholler , but cheap disguise anti Iran propoganda for the pleasure of American Newcan hearing..

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Persian

Seattle, WA

#5 Nov 15, 2008
I agree that Mr. Ahmadinejad is a US puppet clown.

See this

Power Struggle in Iran
http://eastwestiran.blogspot.com/
Ali

Irvine, CA

#6 Nov 15, 2008
You guys should visit http://www.IranNegah.com if you wish to learn about Iran. Instead of arguing about what happened, view the VIDEOS themselves to see what happened in history and be the judge.
ThatFox

United States

#7 Nov 17, 2008
It's not fair to compare Afrasiabi to Chomski. Geopolitics is not even Chomski's main thing. He is more the scientist. And you don't need to be like Chomski to be able to analyze well, Afrasiabi is a great political analyst.
AnalyzeUs

United States

#8 Nov 29, 2008
Omran Feili wrote:
professionaly speaking and moraly speaking and fairly speaking we can not find a trace or a Shadow of a Persian Naom Chomski in either one, nor a half ,or a quarter of him ,when comes to politics and the arts of critical analysis,too bad no persian Naom Chomski is been born yet thou , a quarter one will do. may allah be with us and save us from wastefull potlical analysis reading
Maybe if this one takes up intelligent political analysis:
http://www.tehrantimes.com/index_View.asp...
Omran Feili

AOL

#9 Nov 29, 2008
AnalyzeUs wrote:
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Maybe if this one takes up intelligent political analysis:
http://www.tehrantimes.com/index_View.asp...
Thank you , very impressive indeed , I assume he must learned Latine too ,,once Latine is learned spanish , Italian, French and english fall in hand like riped apple. In Lruistan a person can speak fifteen languages , They will be Malegshahi, Bayray, Laki, Kalhori, Khuram abadi , Elami, Kirmanshai , Qasri shirini etc... only I wish this geniuse had interest in medicine instead of linguistics , for if he had ,he might have found a cure for boldness . I used to tell others about those who disagreed with me : ignore this Katchel so and so to him , and at the rate I am losing my hair soon I am going to be one of them.
Thank you again
WhoKnows

United States

#10 Dec 2, 2008
Omran Feili wrote:
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Thank you , very impressive indeed , I assume he must learned Latine too ,,once Latine is learned spanish , Italian, French and english fall in hand like riped apple. In Lruistan a person can speak fifteen languages , They will be Malegshahi, Bayray, Laki, Kalhori, Khuram abadi , Elami, Kirmanshai , Qasri shirini etc... only I wish this geniuse had interest in medicine instead of linguistics , for if he had ,he might have found a cure for boldness . I used to tell others about those who disagreed with me : ignore this Katchel so and so to him , and at the rate I am losing my hair soon I am going to be one of them.
Thank you again
LOL...Who knows he might have other interests as well.
Omran Feili

AOL

#11 Dec 2, 2008
The last time we discover and design the wheels for benifet of all humanity was three thousand years ago.
Statiscaly speaking I expect soon some thing equaly spectaculer been invented or discovered by some Esfahani or Shirazi some where, its about time..
javad

Belmont, MA

#12 May 17, 2013
Such stupid comments on Kaveh Afrasiabi by people who probably have never read any of his books. Dr. Mehrava has called his After Khomeini the best book on Iran's foreign affairs. See review in International journal of middle east studies

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