Big and small talk here
: There’s a fascinating dialogue going on in a couple of weblogs among Michael Ledeen (see bio and comments below) and Iranian webloggers — notably Pedram Moallemian and Whooman. First see the post and comments on Pedram’s Eyeranian. Then see the dialogue continue at Whoman’s site.
Whoman sums up the importance of all this with this comment:
We live in an extraordinary age when a prominent person like you and an ordinary guy like me can exchange ideas in the cyber space.
Amen. It’s extraordinary that Iranian civilians are getting the world’s ear via weblogs. And it’s extraordinary that a columnist/policymaker of Ledeen’s stature is engaging both Iranians and webloggers. There’s more history and subtlety here than I fully understand, so I’m sitting back and watching — and loving — this show. This, my friends, is the power of this new medium.