Feb 3, 2020
In this episode we talk to Sina Rahmani about Edward Said’s theory of orientalism and how we see it playing out in the discourse surrounding the US assassination of Qasim Soleimani, Iran’s retaliatory strikes on the largest American military base in Iraq, and the Trump's decision not to respond with further military action. Sina also challenges Western portraits of Iran as well as the dominant narratives around the events of the last month or so.
Sina Rahmani earned his PhD in Comparative Literature at UCLA. He is the creator of The East is a Podcast