Former professor of Indian studies at Tehran University, Daryush Shayegan was later professor of comparative Philosophy and director of the Iranian Center for Dialogue of Civilizations. After the revolution of 1979, he was director of Ishmaelite studies in France for 9 years. Then he became chief editor of the Iramé magazine, in Washington, before he return to Iran where he established his own editorial house. Today he lives already in Paris, and in Tehran.
The current Iran has nothing to do with the Germany of the 30’s, except for what Ernst Bloch called the “non-contemporaneity” of Germany, a country which, unlike France and England, did not experience a bourgeois revolution before 1918. The contemporary Iran not only rejects the current moment, but also allows that its archaic ideas hamper its development. Today, the Iranian youngsters see their future blocked due to the impact of the revolution of 1979, which was a revolution and a (...)