Anti-Iranian Racism is Patriotic, Part 2

This is the second article in a two-part series.  The first article, which discusses Argo and the 300 franchise in detail, can be found here. By NAVID FARNIA In the 1980’s comic Batman: A Death in the Family, Batman’s nemesis, the Joker, flees to Iran and aligns himself with the Iranian government.  The country’s leader … Continue reading

Anti-Iranian Racism is Patriotic, Part 1

This article is the first in a two-part series.  Part 2 will be posted on Thursday. By NAVID FARNIA “It seems to me quite obvious that our country and the entire Western world is up against an existential foe that knows exactly what it wants…and we’re behaving like a collapsing empire,” Frank Miller told NPR.  … Continue reading

Syria Under Fire, Egypt Under the Radar, U.S. Bombs Away (Part 3)

Note: This is the third article in a three-part series examining the U.S.’s role in the Middle East.  Part 1, which specifically looked at the U.S.’s push for military strikes on Syria, can be found here.  Part 2, which analyzed U.S.-Egypt relations, is here. By NAVID FARNIA   Early in its nationhood, the United States dealt … Continue reading

Syria Under Fire, Egypt Under the Radar, U.S. Bombs Away (Part 1)

Note: This is the first article in a three-part series.  Part 2, which analyzes the U.S.’s role in Egypt’s political crisis, will appear on Saturday. By NAVID FARNIA          It became increasingly clear this week that Congress would vote against a resolution authorizing U.S. President Barack Obama to begin military strikes on Syria.  Taking a preemptive … Continue reading