Foucault and the Iranian Revolution

In these times when leftist intellectuals are accused of defending Islamic fundamentalism out of misguided anti-American feelings (see this Christopher Hitchens interview), this New Politics article on Revisiting Foucault and the Iranian Revolution makes for interesting reading.
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Issandr El Amrani

Issandr El Amrani is a Cairo-based writer and consultant. His reporting and commentary on the Middle East and North Africa has appeared in The Economist, London Review of Books, Financial Times, The National, The Guardian, Time and other publications. He also publishes one of the longest-running blog in the region, www.arabist.net.