Though it had the potential to turn violent, Iran’s Green Movement was determined to seek dialogue with the state. In doing so, it put back in the bottle the genie of violence released by the Khomeini revolution thirty years earlier, writes Ramin Jahanbegloo.
Beyond the clash of intolerances
Today, we are not experiencing a clash of civilizations, but a clash of intolerances, writes Ramin Jahanbegloo. “We must encourage opposing forces to adhere to values of moderation, tolerance, and non-violence”, claims the Teheran academic and philosopher, who is currently under arrest in Iran.