Learning the Truth

A filmmaker named James Longley, who was nominated for an Oscar for a despairing (natch) documentary called Iraq in Fragments, is making a film in Iran and sent an email to a friend’s blog:

About three hours ago I was interviewing people on the street in downtown Tehran with my translator, not far from the Ministry of Interior building.

Welcome to a theocratic would-be totalitarian country, Mr. Longley. American innocents abroad, volume 312.