By Matt Scott | June 9, 2022 |

EDIFICE OF THE SUN AT GOLESTAN PALACE In the beginning of the novel, the crowds in Tehran are celebrating the appointment of their new Ayatollah, Marzban Shir-Del, who stands on the balcony of Golestan Palace with President Avesta and Major General Lajani. During the years of the last Shah of Iran, the Palace was used…

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Top 10 Christmas Movies

By Matt Scott | December 22, 2021 |

Debating the best Christmas movies can often create more arguments than talking politics around the dinner table.  To get around this, I’ll just say that this is my Top 10 Christmas Movies for 2021.  For me, the list changes a little bit every year simply because some movies get played out a little too much…

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Post Trump, What’s Next for Iran?

By Matt Scott | February 16, 2021 |

  Regardless of one’s feeling about former president Trump, the question of ‘what happens next with Iran?’ is one that must be both asked and contemplated. At the very least, the killing of Quds Force commander Qasem Soleimani in January 2020 was curious.  While the official story from US officials was that the drone strike…

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By Matt Scott | February 15, 2021 |

Like everyone else, when I read The Da Vinci Code, I couldn’t put it down. Novels like that the captivate the world are rare gems. Maybe if I’m lucky, one day, one of my books will reach that status. A guy can dream. But one of my favorite things about the novel is that the…

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