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 to exaggeration.
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