The ongoing pain of Iranians to find a better life without the mad mullahs

A new Iranian film, Asghar Farhadi’s Nader and Simin: A Separation, captures the painful moment:

The grim irony at the heart of Farhadi’s film is that the angst and perplexity are the fruit of a “sacred” republic of ideals. Here is the signal failure of the ideological state that Ayatollah Khomeini set up thirty-two years ago, promising truth and redemption for all, but whose children are still waiting for these things, trembling and alone.

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