Drawing the Line Between Public and Private

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Commentator Farzaneh Milani came to the United States in 1967. It has taken decades for her to understand American culture, especially American ideas about privacy, which are very different from the way privacy is regarded in her native Iran.

Milani is a professor of Persian literature and women's studies at the University of Virginia.



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