- At the List's discretion, perhaps Habermas's belief in the basic human interest in emancipation can also be celebrated in our acknowledgement and support for the 2009 Iranian Revolution.
--- In firstname.lastname@example.org, "Jeremy J. Shapiro" <jshapiro@...> wrote:
> Happy Habermas's Birthday!
The people on the streets of Iran are not revolutionaries (see the
writings of Ganji and Ebadi). The call is for democratic reform. This is
neither a revolution nor a coup, the goal of the protests are to bring
about another election. Should the Guardian Council decide to suspend or
eliminate the democratic elements in Iran, then the situation may change
- but only if it is crystal clear to all that democracy under this
regime no longer has a future in Iran. Until that point, which is
unlikely given the past sensitivity that the Guardian Council has to the
international reputation of Iran, the rallies and marches aim not to
topple the Supreme Leader or the Guardian Council but to create the
conditions for a fair election. With this may come, if successful,
further democratic reforms. In a broader sense most people seem to want
a new relationship between religion and politics, a new religious identity.
Regardless of the outcome, we have witnessed the birth of a new and
widespread democratic / religious movement in Iran that will play a
significant role in Iran's future... and we're only in the early stages
at this point. Thursday may be decisive as it will mark the end of a
third day of mourning for those killed.
Matthew Piscioneri wrote:
> At the List's discretion, perhaps Habermas's belief in the basic human
> interest in emancipation can also be celebrated in our acknowledgement
> and support for the 2009 Iranian Revolution.
> Matthew Piscioneri
> --- In email@example.com <mailto:habermas%40yahoogroups.com>,
> "Jeremy J. Shapiro" <jshapiro@...> wrote:
> > Happy Habermas's Birthday!
> > Jeremy