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Hooman Majd, Considering The Iranian 'Paradox'

When President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad of Iran spoke at the United Nations this week, his translator was Hooman Majd.

But Majd isn't a professional translator. He's been a record executive, a film producer, and a writer.

Based in New York, he's written for GQ, The New York Times, The New Yorker and Salon.com; he's also a contributing editor at Interview, and he contributes occasionally to The Huffington Post.

His new book is called The Ayatollah Begs to Differ: The Paradox of Modern Iran.

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