I am sitting in a small alcove looking out toward the walls at le Procope, which are painted a scarlet red.
“Men make their own history, but they do not make it as they please; they do not make it under self-selected circumstances, but under circumstances existing already, given and transmitted from the past.
We woke up here in Iran, at the time of my academic mission, to the great surprise that Mr. Trump won the US elections. This was unpredictable. I would like to congratulate his followers, fans, and supporters.
Today, November 7th, is the day of the Bolshevik October Revolution - a terrible and important date.