One interesting observation from the writer:
But one thing above all stood out when Khatami was speaking (I don’t know if it was Arabic or Persian). Apparently his language has no equivalent for the English word because he always said the word in English. Democracy.
Actually is that true? Is there a Farsi/Persian or Arabic word for Democracy? I go to think the Greeks left something to the ancient Persian language. How about a Kurdish word for democracy (it too comes from old Persian)?
Anyways, it was a good LGF post, well worth reading.
Update: “Guy” in the comments suggests an equivalent Farsi word for democracy.