Critical Thinking in the New Media Era: The Encyclopaedia Iranica takes on Wikipedia

In a strange coincidence, after today’s use of the Encyclopaedia in class, I heard at news story on NPR, in which the founder of the E. I. and one of its current contributors are interviewed. Note that, aside from the shared topic of Iran, this interview also echoes Nafisi’s disucssion of censorship and freedom of thought. You’ll hear echoes of Carr’s essay in the discussion of the need for a more thorough, less “shallow” understanding of Iran that what is typically represented.




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