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Posted by Helen Sunday, May 04, 2008

While I gather my scattered wits (stop sniggering at the back) and decide what to do with the vast amounts of paper and certain number of books I had to bring home from the Great Glass Egg here is another posting that some of our readers might like to meditate on.

I, too, read the obituaries of Right Reverend Hassan Dehqani-Tafti, the Anglican Bishop of Iran, and marvelled at the heroism displayed by him and his family. Stories like that put our own puny efforts into shade. People who blather about this country being a fascist or any other kind of tyranny are especially encouraged to read about the man.

Here is an excellent summary by David Pryce-Jones.