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June 18, 2009


Jacob Russell

A happy discovery...

Antique cabinets

This is a great exposé of the career of Foucault, I didn't get to know him but this blog has risen my attention on his work and the crisis going in iran..

Cyrus T

"Foucault had been sent to Iran by the Italian newspaper Corriere della Sera shortly after the “Black Friday” massacre of 4,000 people on September 8, 1978." It is now accepted, in most historical circles, that less than 100 people died on the so-called Black Friday, not 4,000. It is this left-wing propagandist nonsense that assisted the triumph of the Islamist in Iran.

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