Monthly archive : "January, 2013"

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Interview: Klaus von Klitzing, 1985 Nobel Prize laureate in Physics

Interview: Klaus von Klitzing, 1985 Nobel Prize laureate in Physics

Kourosh Ziabari - Doing interviews with prominent scientists, especially the Nobel Prize laureates who eternalize their name in the history of science by achieving impressive and extraordinary breakthroughs is always a pleasure. It gives one the opportunity to enjoy the insight of these perceptive and intelligent scientists and opens new windows to one's understanding of the surrounding world. Klaus von Klitzing was born on June 28, 1943 in Schroda, Reichsgau Posen, Germany, during the days of World War II. He received a diploma in physics from the Braunschweig University of Technology. This university is the oldest technical institute of higher education in Germany which was established in 1745 and currently has more than 14,000...

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The heartrending story of anti-Iran sanctions

The heartrending story of anti-Iran sanctions

Kourosh Ziabari - It’s not all about Iran’s nuclear program. When Iranians removed from power the Shah of Iran Mohammad Reza Pahlavi, who carried the accolade of the closest ally of the White House in the Persian Gulf region, the first flames of hostility between Tehran and Washington were fanned. For more than three decades Iran and the United States have failed to sit at a negotiation table and settle their disputes and come to a comprehensive agreement over forgetting the grievances and starting a new era of reconciliation, mutual understanding and rapprochement. The Iranians every year storm into the streets to chant “Death to America,” and the United States every year intensifies the anti-Iranian sanctions, funds...

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Freedom of speech has become a propaganda slogan

Freedom of speech has become a propaganda slogan

  Kourosh Ziabari - Andre Vltchek (visit his website here) is a prominent progressive, anti-war novelist, writer, journalist and documentary filmmaker. He was born in Leningrad (now Saint Petersburg) in Soviet Union but consequently became a naturalized U.S. citizen. As a novelist and playwright, he wrote books such as " Western Terror: From Potosi to Baghdad" and "Ghosts of Valparaiso" which were translated into several languages. His articles have appeared on such news websites and papers as Counterpunch, Z Magazine, Newsweek, Asia Times, China Daily, Irish Times and Japan Focus. He has also been interviewed by Chinese, South African, Turkish, French and Russian newspapers. Vltchek believes that Iran's nuclear program...

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Interview with Swiss philosopher Alain de Botton

Interview with Swiss philosopher Alain de Botton

Kourosh Ziabari - Alain de Botton is a Swiss public intellectual, author, philosopher, television presenter and entrepreneur living in the United Kingdom. He has written several books on literature, philosophy, art, travel and architecture. In August 2008, he established a new educational enterprise in London called "The School of Life". Among his prominent books are "How Proust Can Change Your Life", "The Consolations of Philosophy" and "The Pleasures and Sorrows of Work". De Botton is an honorary fellow of the Royal Institute of British Architects. The title was awarded to him in recognition of his services to art and architecture. His books are translated into several languages and are among the best-selling works of literature in so...

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No political system can function without a free press

No political system can function without a free press

  Kourosh Ziabari - Prof. Mark Kingwell is a world renowned Canadian author and philosopher. He is the associate chair at University of Toronto's Department of Philosophy. Kingwell is a fellow of Trinity College. He specializes in theories of politics and culture. Kingwell has published twelve books, most notably, A Civil Tongue: Justice, Dialogue, and the Politics of Pluralism, which was awarded the Spitz Prize for political theory in 1997. Spitz Prize is annually awarded by a panel based in the Department of Political Science of Columbia University to the author of the best book in liberal and/or democratic theory. Kingwell is the contributing editor to Harper's Magazine. His articles on philosophy, culture, journalism, art...

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All Western foreign policy is influenced by Zionism

All Western foreign policy is influenced by Zionism

  Kourosh Ziabari - Prof. Rodney Shakespeare is a renowned political commentator and visiting professor of binary economics at Trisakti University in Jakarta, Indonesia. A co-founder of the Global Justice Movement, Shakespeare is a member of the Christian Council for Monetary Justice. Mr. Shakespeare has written several articles on the Middle East affairs, with a special focus on Iran, Bahrain and Syria. His latest book "The Modern Universal Paradigm" was published in 2007 by the Trisakti University publications. He is a strong advocate of Iran, its people and its culture and in several articles has decried the unilateral, unjustifiable pressures of the United States and its allies on Iran. What follows is the complete...

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Mossad played a crucial role in 9/11 attacks

Mossad played a crucial role in 9/11 attacks

  Kourosh Ziabari - More than one decade after the 9/11 attacks which completely diverted the path of the U.S. foreign policy and led to the waging of two lethal, erosive wars on Afghanistan and Iraq and killing of thousands of innocent civilians, an influential, diligent group of researchers and authors have dared to question the authenticity and veracity of the claims made by the U.S. government that they were Islamist terrorists who crashed hijacked planes into the World Trade Center towers and Pentagon and killed some 3,000 people. One of these high-ranking, renowned researchers is Dr. James H. Fetzer, a retired professor of philosophy at the University of Minnesota Duluth. He has written on the philosophy of science and on the...

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Interview: Heinrich Rohrer, 1986 Nobel Prize laureate in Physics

Interview: Heinrich Rohrer, 1986 Nobel Prize laureate in Physics

Kourosh Ziabari - Doing interviews with Nobel Prize laureates in different fields, whether in chemistry, physics or medicine, especially those laureates who were awarded the prestigious prize in the past decades, is a great opportunity to explore the history of science and get acquainted with the truths and realities regarding the groundbreaking achievements which were made in the sphere of science when many of us were still very young and unaware about what the world's greatest scholars and researchers were doing to pay homage to humanity and improve our understanding of the planet and universe we live in. Now, we return to more than 26 years ago to interview a Swiss scientist who won the 1986 Nobel Prize in Physics for his important...

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Violence in Syria stems from foreign aggression

Violence in Syria stems from foreign aggression

  Kourosh Ziabari - Finian Cunningham is an internationally acclaimed Irish journalist and writer whose articles and commentaries have appeared on a wide range of news websites and media outlets such as Press TV and Global Research. He has written extensively on international affairs and his writings have been translated into several languages. He is a Master’s graduate in Agricultural Chemistry and worked as a scientific editor for the Royal Society of Chemistry, Cambridge, England, before pursuing a career in journalism. Cunningham has the experience of working as an editor with mainstream media such as The Mirror, Irish Times and Independent. Through his writings, Finian Cunningham has exposed the imposture and hypocrisy of...

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Interview: Frank Wilczek, 2004 Nobel Prize laurate in Physics

Interview: Frank Wilczek, 2004 Nobel Prize laurate in Physics

Kourosh Ziabari - We have arrived at another station of exclusive interviews with the world's renowned scientists and Nobel Prize laureates. This time, we have talked to the 61-year-old American theoretical physicist and mathematician, Frank Wilczek. Frank Anthony Wilczek was born on May 15, 1951 in Mineola , New York . He currently works as a professor at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He was awarded the 2004 Nobel Prize in Physics, along with Prof. David Gross and H. David Politzer for their discovery of asymptotic freedom in the theory of the strong interaction. Wilczek received his Bachelor of Science in Mathematics at the University of Chicago in 1970, a Master of Arts in Mathematics at Princeton University , 1972,...

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Interview: Roald Hoffman, 1981 Nobel Prize laureate in Chemistry

Interview: Roald Hoffman, 1981 Nobel Prize laureate in Chemistry

Kourosh Ziabari - Prof. Roald Hoffmann is a unique personality in the history of chemistry and one of the world's well-renowned theoretical chemists and it is a thrilling experience to read an in-depth interview with him. It might be asserted that Prof. Hoffmann is the world's most literature-loving chemist, as he has published several poetry and play books and some plays by him have even been performed. Roald Hoffman was born on July 18, 1937 and is 75 years old now. He was born to Polish parents in the city of Zolochiv which is now located in Ukraine. His parents named him in honor of the famous Norwegian explorer Roald Amundsen. He was awarded the 1981 Nobel Prize in Chemistry with the Japanese chemist Kenichi Fukui “for their...

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U.S. now overtly supports MKO’s terrorist operations

U.S. now overtly supports MKO’s terrorist operations

  Kourosh Ziabari - In a flagrant show of hostility toward the Iranian nation and a clear exercise of double standards in dealing with international terrorism, the U.S. Department of State has just removed the name of Mujahedin-e-Khalq Organization (MKO) from its list of foreign terrorist organizations. MKO which was established on September 5, 1965 is a terrorist cult which assisted Saddam Hussein in the 1980s war with Iran and killed more than 40,000 innocent Iranian civilians. It's also responsible for the assassination of several high-ranking Iranian officials in the first years of Islamic Revolution and also 5 Iranian nuclear scientists since 2010. The U.S. government claimed that MKO has not been involved in any terrorist...

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