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Reading Lolita in Tehran, A Memoir in Books Essay

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One of the good things about the revolution in Iran was that it made us look at ourselves critically. We could not blame the world for all the things that happened to us. Because this new system came in the name of religion, there was a movement from within the religious community, especially among the young and religious intellectuals who began to reevaluate their views, who recognized that Iran needs to adapt to our times, that we need to reinvent certain aspects of our religion. This makes the religious discussion in Iran very vibrant and more tolerant. Sometimes when you live under dictatorship you become reactionary. If the government comes in the name of religion, then you want to destroy religion. We have to prevent that. We have to turn that desire for destruction into a desire for debate. We don't want to destroy religion. We...

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