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Newsweek’s Maziar Bahari got in hot water with Iranian authorities when he gave a dead-pan comic interview to Daily Show correspondent Jason Jones. Fresh out of an Iranian jail, Bahari appeared on the Daily Show last night to discuss his experiences in the hands of the Revolutionary Guard. “It was stupid and funny at the same time,” Bahari says. His interrogator, who was fascinated with a paradise on earth known as New Jersey, offered assurances such as, “We treat our prisoners much more humanely than the Americans.” Bahari also discusses the way the Revolutionary Guard is tightening its control on Iranian society:
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Read Bahari’s grueling account of his experience inside of Tehran’s notorious Evin prison in Newsweek.
More from Scott Horton:
Conversation — August 5, 2016, 12:08 pm
Sidney Blumenthal on the origins of the Republican Party, the fallout from Clinton’s emails, and his new biography of Abraham Lincoln
Conversation — March 30, 2016, 3:44 pm
Joseph Hickman discusses his new book, The Burn Pits, which tells the story of thousands of U.S. soldiers who, after returning from Iraq and Afghanistan, have developed rare cancers and respiratory diseases.
Ratio of the amount of water used to make the containers to the amount of bottled water consumed:
Police in Pforzheim, Germany, detained an owl who was drunk on schnapps.
In the United States, legislation to repeal the Affordable Care Act was advanced by the House Ways and Means Committee after 18 hours of deliberation, during which time the Republican members of Congress passed around candy.
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"It is an interesting and somewhat macabre parlor game to play at a large gathering of one’s acquaintances: to speculate who in a showdown would go Nazi. By now, I think I know. I have gone through the experience many times—in Germany, in Austria, and in France. I have come to know the types: the born Nazis, the Nazis whom democracy itself has created, the certain-to-be fellow-travelers. And I also know those who never, under any conceivable circumstances, would become Nazis."