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Key Points from Iran: A Modern History

By Abbas Amanat Iran perhaps is one of the most invaded and most revolution-prone countries in world history, a debatable merit with lasting consequences. In between the Islamic conquest and the rise of the Safavid state, Iran survived more as … Continue reading

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The History of Jaeger LeCoultre, Reverso, and My 976

Jaeger LeCoultre is a name a watch snob very familiar with, often mentioned along Patek Philippe, Vacheron Constantine, and Audemars Piguet. Although price wise, JLC is not on the same level with the “Big Three”, precision and movement wise JLC … Continue reading

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Antique Antics -Why We Are Being Sentimental with Possession

What’s the oldest thing you own? (Toys, clothing, twinkies, Grecian urns: anything’s fair game.) Recount its history — from the object’s point of view. To literally answer today’s prompt, my oldest possession is the ballpoint my father gave me several … Continue reading

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