Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Op-Ed Columnist - The End of the Beginning - NYTimes.com

 

TEHRAN — Iran’s 1979 revolution took a full year to gestate. The uprising of 2009 has now ended its first phase. But the volatility ushered in by the June 12 ballot-box putsch of Iran’s New Right is certain to endure over the coming year. The Islamic Republic has been weakened.

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Op-Ed Columnist - The End of the Beginning - NYTimes.com