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Crackdown on Marxist Students in Iran

The Iranian government long tolerated leftist students because of their anti-imperialist ranting against the United States.

But no longer. The government is worried about the spread of the Marxist student movement, wherein the regime is viewed (in the words of one student) as “capitalist” and President Ahmadinejad as “a true fascist.” (The New York Times)

Candace de Russy — Candace de Russy is a nationally recognized expert on education and cultural issues.

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