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'pessimism of the intellect, optimism of the will'

Iran's prisoners of conscience – an interactive guide 

Trying to wrap my head around how IRI cheerleader, Hooman Majd, in his Foreign Affairs article manages to argue that this is an electoral process in which a sizable majority of Iranians still have faith. Here’s how he conclude his ridiculous article:

In short, it would be presumptuous to think of the election as simply a rubber stamp for the authority of the supreme leader and the Revolutionary Guards. Iranians appreciate that there is a world of difference in politics between bad and worse. Even if they feel like holding their noses as they cast a ballot, they will, in all probability, still go to the polls.

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