Iran Rising: Infrastructure, Science and Technology Thriving

The stereotype most people in the United States have about Iran is that it is a cauldron of Islamic fundamentalism. But then how do we explain Iran’s cooperation with Russia and China in building infrastructure? How do we explain that Iran ranks 30 in the world’s health care systems compared to the US’ rating of 50th? Lastly how do we explain that 70 of the science and engineering students in Iran are women? Iran will continue to be made an enemy of the empire also because, like China and Russia, it is no longer trading in US dollars.

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About Bruce Lerro

Bruce Lerro has taught for 25 years as an adjunct college professor of psychology at Golden Gate University, Dominican University and Diablo Valley College. He has applied a Vygotskian socio-historical perspective to his five books: "From Earth-Spirits to Sky-Gods: the Socio-ecological Origins of Monotheism, Individualism and Hyper-Abstract Reasoning", "Power in Eden: The Emergence of Gender Hierarchies in the Ancient World" (co-authored with Christopher Chase-Dunn), "Social Change: Globalization from the Stone Age to the Present", "Lucifer's Labyrinth: Individualism, Hyper-Abstract Thinking and the Process of Becoming Civilized", and "The Magickal Enchantment of Materialism: Why Marxists Need Neopaganism". He is also a representational artist specializing in pen-and-ink drawings. Bruce is a libertarian communist and lives in Olympia, WA.

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