Understanding a firebrand

Kasra Naji, Ahmadinejad: The Secret History of Iran’s Radical Leader, I.B.Tauris, 2008:

When Ahmadinejad was elected President in June 2005, anxiety replaced election fever amongst many Iranians. To let off steam they told jokes. Why did the new President part his hair so straight? To segregate the male and female lice. But while the laughter died down, the anxiety never went away…

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