Thought for the Day: Iran on Our Mind

With anti-regime protests in Iran making a little news in the West, and drawing little attention or public comment from the Biden Administration, it is worth recalling Roger Scruton’s demand for accountability that he wrote in The Times of London way back in 1984:

“Who remembers Iran? Who remembers, that is, the shameful stampede of Western journalists and intellectuals to the cause of the Iranian revolution? Who remembers the hysterical propaganda campaign waged against the Shah, the lurid press reports of corruption, police oppression, palace decadence, constitutional crisis? Who remembers the thousands of Iranian students in Western universities enthusiastically absorbing the fashionable Marxist nonsense purveyed to them by armchair radicals, so as one day to lead the campaign of riot and mendacity which preceded the Shah’s downfall?”


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