Iran’s Politics Open a Generational Chasm
Nazila Fathin
New York Times
October 21, 2009

Numerous children of prominent Iranians have become estranged from their powerful parents since the election, which the opposition says was rigged. Thousands more middle-class families have been divided by the generational chasm that opened over the summer.

Many families have tried to avoid talking politics, but the events of this summer has brought two different generations to a breaking point. The younger Iranians want individual freedom of expression, especially women, and will not live a dreaded future like they have experienced in recent years. It is inspiring to see such commitment to liberty. Obama should let the young voices play out and allow them to find their own freedom moment that will bring change from within.

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