Saïd Amin
@said

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Apr 9, 2015

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said Saïd Amin (@said) replied to ChamoshChamoshvnd (@ChamoshChamoshvnd) on Pinned comment
"But Juan Cole himself also slips, since he never mentions the utterly reactionary, anti-democratic nature of the Turkish state or Islamic Republic of Hell." -- You're right, but that's not a slip. His MO is not to critique or provide analysis on IRI's domestic/foreign policy so much as it is to put ... Read more
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said Saïd Amin (@said) replied to ChamoshChamoshvnd (@ChamoshChamoshvnd) on Pinned comment
Such a thoughtful comment--thanks for sharing. I'm inspired by your self-awareness.

In keeping with the theme of your comment and the conversation on TT (and elsewhere), we are all mirrors, reflecting back to each other. A safe/impartial space for sharing goes a long way towards accomplishing authe ... Read more
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said Saïd Amin (@said) on Pinned comment
Thanks for sharing! I especially got a nice chuckle out of: "Let me be blunt. Thomas Friedman is an ignorant fool - and I do not mean that as an insult." *lol* That's great.

Erm, Friedman says the West should back MBS or else the “dysfunctional” Arab world will turn into a giant Yemen, a giant huma ... Read more
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said Saïd Amin (@said) on Pinned comment
I love Robert Reich. A super interesting thinker, logical (rooted in data) and really seems to care.

As for the narrow, hyperbolic view that the 'Democratic party is just a big fundraising machine”, only fair to say the same about Republicans. It's the system. And it needs work. More folks are fina ... Read more
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