Persophilism

Once you get past the propaganda of the snuff film 300, and once you look beyond pseudo-conservative appeals to “save the West,” you can really appreciate some aspects of Eastern civilization.

Don’t get me wrong.  I reread Plato on a regular basis, but recently a number of thoughts have coalesced around Iranian civilization.  I highly recommend this post (and blog in general).

Even though Obama will go down in history as the worst president of all time (and second worse ruler of all time, after Trudeau), he did make relatively smart decisions on Iran.

People usually associate me with Russophilism, and that’s true.  But just as much Persophilism.

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2 comments on “Persophilism

  1. cal says:

    The question of what exactly is the ‘West’ is pretty complicated. In a lot of ways, Pythagoras and Plato have more in common with classical Hindu civilization than with Rome. Despite Greek historians trying to carve themselves away from Persia, their similarities overwhelm differences.

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    • I agree. I think you can find similarities between Logos and Tao, for example. I don’t know enough about Hinduism to say anything on that point. I am responding to a certain modern interpretation of the West as the bulwark of civiliation.

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