Tuesday, June 12, 2007

Mossadegh and I went to the same school!

I just found out, thanks to Wikipedia, that Mohammed Mosaddegh and I went to the same school in Paris - l'Institut d'etudes politiques (Sciences Po, in short). Even though he passed out in 1914 and I in 2006, I consider myself privileged to have walked through the same corridors and probably shared the same classrooms as the Iranian nationalist. It's both a pity and irony that he, the only truly democratically elected leader Iran ever had, should have been ousted in a coup planned and executed by the CIA in 1953.


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