AB105: the massive rules of 2013
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Bionomics > Economics
Stephen Collis on innovation and disaster
Scott Atran at the delivery of Hamas
Darren Fleet on monetary algorithms long past wild
Franco “Bifo” Berardi on imagination
Gareth Peirce on why we torture
Pankaj Mishra at the CIA in Iran
Binyavanga Wainaina on Saving the youngsters of Africa
Welcoming within the yr of the Snake
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The Sex Pistols generation’s punk movement was all but a harmless fashion indulgence. Today’s “dub step revolutionaries” have yet to prove they have anything more to offer. Today, rebellion is distracted, disorganized and heavily policed. You need an attention span longer than a gnat’s to make a real impact; the Facebook generation have yet to learn this. So what happens without an outlet? In August last year, riots started in London and quickly spread across the country. The situation can be seen as a conflation of, and reaction to, all of the above: mirroring what we see in the City of London and the MPs expenses scandal, looters engaged in a violent consumerism fuelled by rampant individualism and materialism.
Presciently buying government shares in the Anglo-Persian Oil Company (APOC) in 1913, Winston Churchill had managed to ensure that 84 percent of its profits came to Britain. In 1933, Reza Khan, a self-educated soldier who had made use of the postwar chaos to grab power and found a new ruling dynasty, negotiated a new agreement 12-10-19 4:33 PM with APOC, which turned out to be remarkably like the old one. During the Second World War, British and Russian troops again occupied the country, and the British replaced the rashly pro- German shah with his son Muhammad Reza.
In The US Press and Iran: Foreign Policy and the Journalism of Deference (1988) William Dorman and Mansour Farhang show that no major American newspaper had ever spelled out Iran’s grievances against the AIOC. ” Drawing on Persian sources, de Bellaigue gives an authoritative account of Operation Ajax, the CIA/MI6 coup that toppled Mossadegh’s government and established Shah Reza Pahlavi as Iran’s unchallenged ruler in August 1953. The story of the AngloAmerican destruction of Iran’s hopes of establishing a liberal modern state has been told many times, but the cautionary message of 1953 is still far from being absorbed.