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Iranian-born Hossein "Hoder" Derakhshan is a blogger, journalist, and internet activist. Since 2001, he has been based out of Toronto, Canada, running his award-winning weblog, Editor: Myself, which has been among the most influential blogs in the Persian language. Close.

Hossein Derakhshan

Canada/Iran

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The Illusion of Iranian People vs. the Governement

There is no clear line separating people from the government in Iran.

This is a big conceptual mistake many make these days, especially Goerge W. Bush to cover his failure to design a concrete and substantive policy on how to deal with the complex political system in Iran.

Without the oil revenue, a dysfunctional state like Iran with a high unemployment rate and a broken economy, could not possibly survive.

In the absence of a healthy economy with a functional private section, millions of peoples' lives depend on the government and while they are directly or indirectly benefiting from the oil revenue, it's unfair to expect them to suddenly turn against their government, no matter how repressive it is.

Separating ordinary Iranians from "Mullahs" is only possible on paper, so are the resulted strategies and policies.

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