The True and the False Self

The School of Life: A good life is one in which we can dare to show our True Self and do not mind too much occasionally having to wear the mask of a False Self. But for this to be possible, we need a certain sort of childhood - as the masterful British psychoanalyst Donald Winnicott helped to explain in his theory of the true and the false self, outlined here.

France: Tusk warns Iran and Russia against 'playing games' in Syria

The Watchmaker

Finding chaos and precision in all things – a philosophy of watchmaking Filled with the pulses of numerous ticking watch hands, this short documentary from the UK filmmaker Marie-Cécile Embleton profiles a London-based Iranian watchmaker as he muses on the delicate and temporal nature of his work. As Faramarz meticulously polishes wood, shapes metal and positions springs, his ...

'Down with Israel & US': Iran showcases its military might in parade

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani watched over a military parade in the capital of Tehran on Wednesday, National Army Day, as he claimed Iran would not heed to Western pressure.

Flying out my window

My friend and neighbor Jeremy "Spielberg" Alan is getting better and better in flying his drone.

Jahanbakhsh Nets a Hat-trick

Alireza Jahanbakhsh nets a hat-trick as AZ Alkmaar defeat Vitesse 4-3 in the Dutch Eredivisie.

Congress hearing: Examination of Iran’s Global Terrorism Network

EU failed to agree new sanctions against Iran

EuroNews: The European Union failed to agree new sanctions against Iran amid fears that punishing Tehran for its missile programme would not stop U.S. President Trump from abandoning a separate nuclear deal. The EU is eager to safeguard the nuclear pact, under which Tehran agreed to curb its ambitions for at least a decade, but Trump has been a fierce critic. Commenting on the EU foreign ...

Iran sets rial's exchange rate to the dollar amid record low

AP: Iran moved on Tuesday to enforce a single exchange rate to the dollar, banning all unregulated trading after the country's currency, the rial, hit an all-time low. The country's senior vice president, Eshaq Jahangiri, was quoted by state TV as saying that the official "price of the U.S. dollar will be 42,000 rials as of Tuesday." He also said that trading at any other price was forbidden...

France Joins US in Syria 'Poker Game,' Targeting Iran and Hezbollah

Algerian journalist Akram Belkaïd says France is joining the US and UK in Syria to assert its imperial power, even as the war winds down.