Posted at 3:58 PM on February 19, 2008
by Julia Schrenkler
Word for Word featured Journalist Barbara Slavin and Historian Abbas Milani this week to take an inside look at Iran's politics, history and culture. The result may change your take on the country... or may not.
For example, show producer Larissa Anderson quotes Abbas Milani in the online discussion:
"Iran is the only Muslim country in the world where we know empirically, anecdotally that the people are pro-America. It's the only Muslim country in the Middle East where the street is relatively pro-American .... After September 11th, it was the only country where there was a spontaneous show of grief and solidarity with the American people."