The Stone City

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Tuesday, June 26, 2007

Land of the Free

In reading Dan Simmons's synopsis of the Iraq war, I came across the picture of Royal Navy hostage Faye Turney, smoking a cigarette during her televised confession. In Iran, unlike England or New York, this is not a crime.

[Update 27 June: Tim Harford addresses the specious economic rationalizations for smoking bans.]