The Valedictorian of Being Dead

The Valedictorian of Being Dead

The Valedictorian of Being Dead was previously published with the subtitle “The True Story of Dying Ten Times to Live.”

Author: Heather B. Armstrong

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9781501197062

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 272

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From New York Times bestselling author and blogger Heather B. Armstrong comes an honest and irreverent memoir—reminiscent of the New York Times bestseller Brain on Fire—about her experience as the third person ever to participate in an experimental treatment for depression involving ten rounds of a chemically induced coma approximating brain death. For years, Heather B. Armstrong has alluded to her struggle with depression on her website, dooce. It’s scattered throughout her archive, where it weaves its way through posts about pop culture, music, and motherhood. In 2016, Heather found herself in the depths of a depression she just couldn’t shake, an episode darker and longer than anything she had previously experienced. She had never felt so discouraged by the thought of waking up in the morning, and it threatened to destroy her life. For the sake of herself and her family, Heather decided to risk it all by participating in an experimental clinical trial. Now, for the first time, Heather recalls the torturous eighteen months of suicidal depression she endured and the month-long experimental study in which doctors used propofol anesthesia to quiet all brain activity for a full fifteen minutes before bringing her back from a flatline. Ten times. The experience wasn’t easy. Not for Heather or her family. But a switch was flipped, and Heather hasn’t experienced a single moment of suicidal depression since. “Breathtakingly honest” (Lisa Genova, New York Times bestselling author), self-deprecating, and scientifically fascinating, The Valedictorian of Being Dead brings to light a groundbreaking new treatment for depression. The Valedictorian of Being Dead was previously published with the subtitle “The True Story of Dying Ten Times to Live.”
Categories: Biography & Autobiography

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Want more free books like this? Download our app for free at https://www.QuickRead.com/App and get access to hundreds of free book and audiobook summaries. Learn about a mother’s journey in curing her depression by going to the extreme and dying ten times. A mother who would do anything and go to extreme lengths to save her own life, even if that meant dying ten times. A mother who would go to the extreme to feel joy again in her life. This is the story of Heather Anderson as she experiences radical treatment for her depression, which involves nearly dying to live again. Heather was put into a medically-induced coma ten times over the course of a few weeks, and she details her experience in this memoir about her journey and struggles to overcome mental illness.
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One Day

One Day

day–Leta eventually got bored and started deliberately running Mario off ledges to his death. ... She wrote a memoir—The Valedictorian of Being Dead—about going through a life-threatening controversial treatment for depression.

Author: Gene Weingarten

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9780698135598

Category: History

Page: 384

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“One of the 50 Best Nonfiction Books of the Last 25 Years”—Slate On New Year’s Day 2013, two-time Pulitzer Prize–winner Gene Weingarten asked three strangers to, literally, pluck a day, month, and year from a hat. That day—chosen completely at random—turned out to be Sunday, December 28, 1986, by any conventional measure a most ordinary day. Weingarten spent the next six years proving that there is no such thing. That Sunday between Christmas and New Year’s turned out to be filled with comedy, tragedy, implausible irony, cosmic comeuppances, kindness, cruelty, heroism, cowardice, genius, idiocy, prejudice, selflessness, coincidence, and startling moments of human connection, along with evocative foreshadowing of momentous events yet to come. Lives were lost. Lives were saved. Lives were altered in overwhelming ways. Many of these events never made it into the news; they were private dramas in the lives of private people. They were utterly compelling. One Day asks and answers the question of whether there is even such a thing as “ordinary” when we are talking about how we all lurch and stumble our way through the daily, daunting challenge of being human.
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The Problem with Parenting How Raising Children Is Changing across America

The Problem with Parenting  How Raising Children Is Changing across America

Accessed October 21, 2019. https://www.vox .com/the-highlight/2019/4/25/18512620/dooce-heather-armstrong-depression -valedictorian-of-being-dead. 12. Waldman, Ayelet. Bad Mother: A Chronicle of Maternal Crimes, Minor Calamities, ...

Author: Nancy A. McDermott

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 9781440853197

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 212

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The Problem with Parenting serves as an essential guide to the recent origins and current excesses of American parenting for students, parents, and policy makers interested in the changing role of the family in childrearing. Family scholarship focuses predominately on the evolution of family structure and function, with only passing references to parenting. Researchers who study parenting, however, invariably regard it as a sociological phenomenon with complex motivations rooted in factors such as class, economic instability, and new technologies. This book examines the relationship between changes to the family and the emergence of parenting, defined here as a specific mode of childrearing. It shows how, beginning in the 1970s, the family was transformed from a social unit that functioned as the primary institution for raising children into a vehicle for the nurturing and fulfillment of the self. The book pays special attention to socialization and describes how the change in our understanding of parenthood, from a state of being into the distinct activity of "parenting," is indicative of a disruption of our ability to transfer key cultural values and norms from one generation to the next. • Suggests that families are no longer able to reliably socialize children • Proposes that the reason the family has ceased to function as a socializing institution has less to do with changes in structure than the replacement of a child-centered ideal with a therapeutic imperative • Suggests that parenting is new mode of childrearing that arose in the absence of a reliable institution for childrearing • Argues that parenting culture itself is a response to the experience of the breakdown in socialization that occurred that began in the 1970s • Makes the case for a renewal of a societal commitment to children and the rising generation
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Being Dead Is No Excuse

Being Dead Is No Excuse

But you did have to read the write-up very, very carefully to ascertain that Olivia Morgan had in fact dropped out of All Saints in the eleventh grade. As opposed to, say, being valedictorian and going on to the junior college, ...

Author: Gayden Metcalfe

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 9781401305741

Category: Cooking

Page: 272

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A hilarious guide to the intricate rituals, customs, and etiquette surrounding death in the South-and a practical collection of recipes for the final send-off. As author Gayden Metcalfe asserts, people in the Delta have a strong sense of community, and being dead is no impediment to belonging to it. Down south, they don't forget you when you've up and died-they may even like you better and visit you more often! But just as there is an appropriate way to live your life in the South, there is an equally essentially tasteful way of departing it-and the funeral is the final social event of your existence so it must be handled flawlessly. Metcalfe portrays this slice of American culture from the manners, customs, and the tomato aspic with mayonnaise that characterize the Delta way of death. Southerners love to swap tales, and Gayden Metcalfe, native of Greenville, MS, founder of the Greenville Arts Council and chairman of the St. James Episcopal Church Bazaar, is steeped in the stories and traditions of this rich region. She reminisces about the prominent family that drank too much and got the munchies the night before the big event-and left not a crumb for the funeral (Naturally some early rising, quick-witted ladies from the church saved the day, so the story demonstrates some solutions to potential entertaining disasters!). Then there was the lady who allocated money to have "Home on the Range" sung at the service, and the family that insisted on a portrait of their mother in her casket, only to refuse to pay for it on the grounds that "Mama looks so sad." Each chapter ends with an authentic southern recipe that will come in handy if you "plan to die tastefully", including Boiled Bourbon Custard; Aunt Hebe's Coconut Cake; Pickled Shrimp; Homemade Mayonnaise; and Homemade Rolls.
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Research Perspectives on Social Media Influencers and Brand Communication

Research Perspectives on Social Media Influencers and Brand Communication

Vox . https://www.vox.com/the-highlight/2019/4/25/18512620/do oce - heather - armstrong - depression - valedictorian - of - being - dead Linqia . ( 2018 ) . The state of influencer marketing 2018. http://www.linqia.com/wpcontent ...

Author: Brandi Watkins

Publisher: Lexington Books

ISBN: 9781793613622

Category: Social Science

Page: 208

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Research Perspectives on Social Media Influencers and Brand Communication examines the myriad ways in which social media and the unique characteristics of the internet have changed brand communication for both brands and consumers, focusing on the social media influencer as a brand communicator. As brands have noticed the rise of social media influencers as tastemakers and leaders in public opinion, they have increasingly begun to incorporate social media influencers into their brand communication strategies. Each chapter of this book represents a unique theoretical and methodological approach to examining the emergence and growing legitimacy of the social media influencer as a brand communicator from a variety of perspectives and contexts, discussing challenges and opportunities afforded to brands by social media influencers and providing an overview of the current research on the use of these branding approaches. Scholars of media studies, communication, and marketing will find this book particularly useful.
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Dead Watchers

Dead Watchers

However, there was nothing wrong with being selfish. ... I had the highest GPA in the entire school, well at least I thought I did until the valedictorian was named. ... When she died, I was next in line for the scholarship.

Author: Robby Richardson

Publisher: Trafford Publishing

ISBN: 9781490762265

Category: Fiction

Page: 416

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In a city that lay abandoned since 1986 comes a secret that only money can reveal. The city of Pripyat was cosidered beautiful by many, but now is the battle ground for a hunt conducted by the rich. Ten sponsers must select the most evil people they know to compete in a battle royale against an immortal creature. They must unite together or die fighting amongst each other all for the entertainment of a secret group known as, The Dead Watchers.
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The Unseemly Education of Anne Merchant

The Unseemly Education of Anne Merchant

The creepy girl the kids at school call Death Chick or Wednesday Addams. ... The poor girl raised with dead bodies in the basement, zombies scratching at the cellar door, and ghosts around every corner. ... Becoming valedictorian is a ...

Author: Joanna Wiebe

Publisher: BenBella Books, Inc.

ISBN: 9781939529336

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 272

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So many secrets for such a small island. From the moment Anne Merchant arrives at Cania Christy, a boarding school for the world's wealthiest teens, the hushed truths of this strange, unfamiliar land begin calling to her—sometimes as lulling drumbeats in the night, sometimes as piercing shrieks. One by one, unanswered questions rise. No one will tell her why a line is painted across the island or why she is forbidden to cross it. Her every move—even her performance at the school dance—is graded as part of a competition to become valedictorian, a title that brings rewards no one will talk about. And Anne discovers that the parents of her peers surrender million-dollar possessions to enroll their kids in Cania Christy, leaving her to wonder what her lowly funeral director father could have paid to get her in… and why. As a beautiful senior struggles to help Anne make sense of this cloak-and-dagger world without breaking the rules that bind him, she must summon the courage to face the impossible truth—and change it—before she and everyone she loves is destroyed by it.
Categories: Juvenile Fiction

Headwinds The Dead Reckoning of the Heart

Headwinds  The Dead Reckoning of the Heart

I graduated from the College of St. Scholastica on Saturday, May 23, 1981—a memorable day, not only because I graduated from college that day, but also because I had been chosen by my class to be the valedictorian and give the ...

Author: Thomas A. Reis

Publisher: Author House

ISBN: 9781491819524

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 212

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In 1981, at 22 years old, Tom embarked on a solo, 58 day bicycle trip from Florence, Oregon to Chesapeake Bay, Virginia. The journey within proved much greater than his trip on the bike. This became a journey of the heart and soul. Events along the way triggered flashbacks from earlier times in Tom's life, starting with his birth, when the doctor encouraged his parents to pull the plug; to overcoming his disabilities; to surviving the heart wrenching family loss. The story encompasses his experiences as Tom pedals through unexpected snow storms, climbs over 11,000 foot passes, and crosses the Continental Divide. Along the way, he has chance encounters and a near death experience as he struggles to complete his trip, hampered and emboldened by his life reflections. As a college professor and therapist, Tom shares how his life and journey has fueled his passion for teaching others, taking his students on inward journeys of the heart and soul as well, reflecting on relationships, love, and the meaning of life. This is a story of redemption and transformation. In it are lessons of inspiration, sorrow, courage, tragedy, hope, and joy. It's a story that engages the reader in the dead reckoning of the heart.
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Birthmark

Birthmark

That leads us to me being dead-on tied for valedictorian with that girl Cara Montoya that's not only in all of our classes but also all of mine. Long story short, she takes grades very seriously, so me giving her competition does not, ...

Author: Kimberly Cruz

Publisher: Page Publishing Inc

ISBN: 9781644628362

Category: Young Adult Fiction

Page: 238

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Do you believe in reincarnation? If not, just pretend for a little while that you do. My name is Melenium Champion, and I have lived over eighty lifetimes in this world! This book tells you about my favorite one. Personally, I think you'll really like it, but you'll have to read it to find out. There's tons of cool stuff like robberies, teenage romance, prom-posals, and actual proposals, on top of a feud that goes on through the entire book. Don't you want to find out who wins? Trust me, you
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The Experience of Christ

The Experience of Christ

simply want to graduate; he wanted to be the valedictorian, an outstanding graduate. ... In our daily living we need to learn to practice one thing: To check whether we are conformed to the death of Christ before doing anything.

Author: Witness Lee

Publisher: Living Stream Ministry

ISBN: 9780870837975

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Page: 216

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Love and Sleep

Love and Sleep

No that is the valedictorian, there is a dim linguistic connection but no real one. ... which he wouldn't, never yet having been conscious of fearing death: dying, maybe, but not being dead, not yet at any rate. That was perhaps because ...

Author: John Crowley

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 9780575129757

Category: Fiction

Page: 320

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Once the world was not as it has since become. Once it worked in a way different from the way it works now... Pierce Moffett is a teacher and historian who at midlife feels himself to be standing at a great turning point in the history of the world. As a child, Pierce was no stranger to magic, but those revelations faded with time. Now Pierce's search for a secret history of the world - one in which magic works and angels speak to humankind - has begun again. Pierce finds clues offered to him in the unfinished last novel of a writer named Fellowes Kraft and in the real-life histories of the doomed Renaissance heretic Giordano Bruno and the Elizabethan magus John Dee. He will also find the secret history pervading his present in his involvement with two Roses: Rosie Rasmussen, guardian of the dead Kraft's legacy, and Rose Ryder, who will soon become his lover.
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Love Sleep

Love   Sleep

No that is the valedictorian, there is a dim linguistic connection but no real one. ... which he wouldn't, never yet having been conscious of fearing death: dying, maybe, but not being dead, not yet at any rate. That was perhaps because ...

Author: John Crowley

Publisher: Abrams

ISBN: 9781468304411

Category: Fiction

Page: 512

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In its recent review of the fourth (and final) Ægypt novel, Bookforum said: “We may one day look on Ægypt's publishing history with the same head-scratching curiosity with which we now regard Melville's tragic struggles and André Gide’s decision to turn down Swann's Way.†? As those words were being typed, Overlook was well into the process of reclaiming the magnificent tetralogy, and with the publication of The Solitudes, readers re-entered the fantastic world that enthralled reviewers and was enshrined in Harold Bloom’s Western Canon. In Love & Sleep, the second volume of the series, the professor Pierce Moffett finds himself at a great turning point in the history of the world. As a child, Pierce was no stranger to magic, but those revelations faded with time. Now Pierce's search for a secret history of the world—one in which magic works and angels speak to humankind—has begun again. Love & Sleep is followed by the third volume in the Ægypt cycle, Dæmonomania, and the fourth, Endless Things.
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Gems of Cincinnati s West End

Gems of Cincinnati   s West End

After earning my degree, I worked in the University of Cincinnati's medical lab, eventually becoming supervisor. Some saw being poor, black, ... That is, “However, if you give the valedictorian speech, you and your family will be dead”.

Author: LaVerne Summerlin

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 9781984579027

Category: History

Page: 580

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This project began with my decision to interview and/or read about 100 alumni and/or their parents who were educated in those inner city Catholic schools between 1940-1970. Their personal stories are at the core of this narrative that details the Catholic church’s impact on their lives. In addition, I wanted to write about the collaborative efforts of the members of the many religious orders and lay ministers who were instrumental in creating a disciplined, supportive and productive learning environment.
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5 Gen Leadership

5 Gen Leadership

I remember a lot of batteries being dead by Christmas night. ... only 11 boys in the entire school, so being on the basketball team was mandatory in order for the school to field a team. He was the valedictorian of his graduating class.

Author: Mark White

Publisher: Corwin Press

ISBN: 9781071836996

Category: Education

Page: 192

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An unprecedented leadership challenge for school administrators Today’s school leaders face the unprecedented challenge of leading five generations: Baby Boomers, Generation X, Millennials, and brand-new Generation Z teachers, along with Gen Alpha, today’s youngest students. Based on extensive research and the author’s experience working with thousands of educators and students, 5-Gen Leadership addresses the nuances and expectations implicit with leading each generation. With an emphasis on developing a multi-generational lens through which to view school improvement, this book covers topics such as recruiting and retaining today’s young teachers, tailoring professional development for each generation, and helping each generation succeed in a complex, accelerating world. Readers will also find: Tactics for transitioning to 5-Gen Leadership and understanding the four distinct generations in the teaching staff Moving leadership styles from a managing model to a coaching model Advice for understanding and creating a welcoming environment for Gen Z and Gen Alpha Suggestions for closing the digital generation gaps that emerged during the COVID-19 school closures A glimpse into the future to imagine how new generations of leaders will help reshape schools by 2030 If we’re going to make the most of reforming our schools in the 2020s and keep up with the exponential rate of change in society we must understand today’s students and the four disparate generations in our staffs. This book is critical to help leaders bridge those gaps. "How do we prepare today’s students for the rapidly changing workplace and society in which they will live, work, and interact in an education system designed for a century that has passed us by? In 5-Gen Leadership: Leading 5 Generations in Schools in the 2020s, Mark White clearly provides a well-lit path to assist educators to successfully make the necessary cultural, structural and instructional changes that are needed." -Bill Daggett, Founder International Center for Leadership in Education (ICLE)
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Mostly Good Girls

Mostly Good Girls

There is an old rumor—possibly started by Katie—that Westfield once tried having a valedictorian. They announced her name one week before graduation. Mysteriously, the next day, she turned up dead. The school asked the salutatorian to ...

Author: Leila Sales

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9781442406803

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 347

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Sixteen-year-olds Violet and Katie, best friends since seventh grade despite differences in their family backgrounds and abilities, are pulled apart during their junior year at Massachusetts' exclusive Westfield School.
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The Historical Record of Wyoming Valley

The Historical Record of Wyoming Valley

... N , J. , June 27 , 1799 , 95 years of age , and at the time of his death be was the oldest liviog graduate of Hamilton College , class of 1818 , the valedictorian of the class having been Gerrit Smith , the noted abolitiopist .

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Category: Wyoming Valley (Pa.)

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Historical Record

Historical Record

... N. J. , June 27 , 1799 , 95 years of age , and at the lime of his death he was the oldest living graduate of Hamilton College , class of 1818 , the valedictorian of the chugs having been Gerrit Smith , the noted abolitionist .

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Valedictory

Valedictory

that she was dead had a way of making her seem not so bad. But he did wonder a bit about his lack of sadness regarding her passing. She had been a pain in the ass to him from the day he met her to the last hour of her life.

Author: Daniel Scott

Publisher: Savant Books & Publications

ISBN: 9780991562299

Category: Fiction

Page: 270

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VALEDICTORY is set at a university in New York in the 1980s during a student takeover that shuts down the campus for three weeks. Earl Castle is an ambitious senior trying to secure the prize of valedictorian. Brilliant and aloof, he cannot, however, stay completely above the turmoils roiling the university. Due to his affection for Calvin Reynolds, one of the student activists, Earl becomes an unwitting participant in the takeover, risking everything he has striven to achieve, and forcing him to choose between the nobility of his feelings for Calvin and his desire for the award he so dearly covets.
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A Symphony of Life

A Symphony of Life

After the third day of searching everywhere, they finally found him dead in a military hospital. ... to compensate for my absence from school, and amazed myself in the final exam by again becoming the valedictorian in the area schools.

Author: Dr. Simin Redjali

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 9781479765348

Category: Political Science

Page: 584

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A Symphony of Life Triumph of Education over Adversity A Journey of a Persian - American Woman Through War, Revolution, Love, and Freedom The story of Dr. Redjali, a well known public figure in Iran in the mid-twentieth century, begins in Iran (Persia) during the time of Iran's westernization and modernization spearheaded by Reza Shah Pahlavi at the beginning of the 20th century and follows the social, historical, political turmoil, and educational events of the past seventy years in Iran, in Europe and the United States. Like a symphony, this book is composed of four movements. Through these movements, the author weaves the notes of her life into melodies of social and historical changes, upheavals, wars, revolutions and peace. She traces her own transition from being part of Iran's ruling class to her job-seeking struggles in the United States. This provides the reader, through the author's firsthand experience with many of the great events of the 20th century, a personal account of Iran's contemporary history and politics, education, along with an eye-witness account of the United States civil rights movement, the women's rights struggle, other important issues related to psychology and mental health, and personal issues such as surviving cancer in the United States. Her story encompasses shifts in the tempos and melodies of life, along with a leitmotiv of love of family, individual freedom, and unwavering hope for humanity. The book illustrates the personal approach the author has adopted throughout her life in coping with and overcoming every adversity through using the power of education. It's also a testament to a woman's ability to balance all the facets of her life-. career demands, family responsibilities, emotional needs, and the quest to help others. This book with historical pictures uniquely covers the period between the rise and the fall of the Pahlavi dynasty, the rise of the Islamic Republic of Iran, and the author's personal life in Europe and the United States. It is supported by extensive research, and expresses a great hope that the longstanding cultural misunderstanding and miscommunication between Iran and the West will soon be replaced with a mutual respect which celebrates the power of individual freedom and democracy.
Categories: Political Science