The authors of “The End of History” and “Reading Lolita in Tehran” discuss coronavirus, Iran, James Baldwin, campus culture, and why imagination and literature are essential to combatting authoritarianism.
They have all won awards (one the Nobel Prize). They have all struggled and sacrificed. They have all pursued excellence and integrity. They have all fought for accountable government, rule of law, human rights—and a better world.
As Iran prepares for parliamentary elections tomorrow, TAI’s Jeffrey Gedmin and Sean Keeley interview the Iranian human rights activist and historian in exile, who explains the tectonic social changes unfolding within her native country—and why the regime is losing legitimacy across society, fast.
As Freedom House unveils its annual report on global freedom, democracy scholar Arch Puddington discusses growing threats to minority rights, the disappointment of India, and his own career advancing democracy and human rights.