Well, February 11 came and went, and I’m still waiting to be “stunned” by Iran’s announced surprise to the West. The nation was busy: Banning Google mail. Upgrading some uranium. Suppressing mass demonstrations. Is that the one-two-three punch? That’s not very impressive for the descendants of Cyrus and Xerxes, formidable emperors who ruled much of Asia and threatened to overrun Europe, before being stopped by little Greece in its prime. What these things do show is the tyranny and the nuclear ambitions of Iran. But we already knew that. Maybe we are missing something.
About Gene Veith
Professor of Literature at Patrick Henry College, the Director of the Cranach Institute at Concordia Theological Seminary, a columnist for World Magazine and TableTalk, and the author of 18 books on different facets of Christianity & Culture.