Don’t Count Your Chickens on an Iranian Collapse

Anyone making bold predictions about Iran's future as a result of the tumult of the last few days had best be reminded of anaphorism of Twain’s: 'The gentle reader will never, never know what a consummate ass he can become until he goes abroad.'

The Islamic Republic of Iran and Mark Twain have at least one thing in common: rumors of their demise, at various times, have both fallen victim...