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Op-Ed: Iran's robust protest culture has deep roots in an idealistic revolution more than a century ago

Author: Reza Aslan

Friday is the 116th anniversary of the Persian Constitutional Revolution, the first democratic revolution in the Middle East. And the protest culture spawned by that revolution is alive and well in Iran today.


Board Member Lawrence Wilkerson

“It’s time to prepare our well-resourced, capable forces for saving the world, not destroying it.”


Board member Miles Hansen

“Worldwide demand squeezing global supply chain”


Board Member John Limbert Article

“Iran: Breaking up is hard to do”


Personal interview: Colonel Lawrence Wilkerson—what are the prospects for peace?

In the second installment of the ‘”What Are The Prospects For Peace?” interview series, Colonel Lawrence Wilkerson speaks on the realities of the international power struggle unfolding in real time.


GETTING METAPHYSICAL Reza Aslan and Rainn Wilson’s new podcast “Metaphysical Milkshake” stirs up existential conversation.

What happens after we die? Do we truly have free will? Such mysteries have plagued history’s greatest minds for millennia. Reza Aslan, a professor of creative writing and bestselling author; and actor Rainn Wilson, best known for his portrayal of Dwight Schrute in the hit NBC series “The Office”; are gathering some of the world’s foremost thinkers to delve into these and other of life’s biggest questions on their new podcast “Metaphysical Milkshake.”


Board Member Benjamin Kolander Named Chamber Champion

Congratulations to Board member Benjamin Kolandar for being named a Chamber Champion by the Salt Lake Chamber of Commerce.


Conversation ex Nihilo: DeSatanization (with Dr. Bahman Baktiari)

Dr. Bahman Baktiari is the executive director of the Baskerville Institute, an organization dedicated to supporting and strengthening the bonds of friendship between the people of Iran and the United States.  He joins Billy via Zoom to talk about the institute’s origins, the assassination of Quasem Solemani and its impact on U.S. / Iran relations, the need to mutually “deSatanize” one another in the eyes of each country’s populations and much more. Listen to the interview here:


China’s 'guochao' nationalism

Board Member Lawrence Wilkerson Interview