This space has recommended Persepolis on several occasions. Now, as TAPPED notes, “With student protests in Iran gaining momentum this week, it may be that no single author captures the sentiments of this complex moment for liberal Iranians as well as comic-book novelist Marjane Satrapi.” TAP online has an interview with Satrapi here.
Related update a voice from the Burnt Generation:
Today, however, despite our despair, we have found hope. Hope among ourselves. Hope in our numbers. Hope in the fact that world seems to finally be caring. Hope in the fact that we may at last have a chance against the mullahs’ rule.
Yet, we are nervous. Nervous of the endless debate among your opinion-makers: Shall we, or shall we not listen to the Iranian people? Is their discontent real or is it not? Should we engage moderate Islamists or should we not? Axis or no Axis?
Listen to our story. It is the story of life. It is the story of liberty. It is the story of the unalienable right to pursue happiness. It is the dream that made America America. We have been deprived of the very basic rights which you take for granted every day in your free world.
We, too, want and deserve the freedom to dress. The freedom to speak. The freedom to assemble. The freedom to love and the freedom to dream.
We do not need military intervention in Iran. We do not need clandestine operations either. We need nothing but your resolve. Lend us a hand and we will take care of the rest. How, you ask? Simple: Do not deal with our mullahs.