Iranians are not backing down, though much, much less news is getting out about their protests. A comprehensive article with many videos of the week's protests was published in the New York Times blog. An Iranian blogger reported that one of the videos shows “mayhem and fire on every corner of Tehran,” on Thursday night. It doesn't appear, the article states, that Iranian protests are tapering off.

Not at all. It rather seems that this is the beginning of a new Iranian revolution. And those are never the work of a week, a month, or even a year. Recall our own American Revolution. Seven years' effort was required to give birth to a new nation. For a wonderful documentary series on our Revolution, rent Liberty! from PBS.