Isolation and death of the social sciences in Iran
The most dangerous blow for a country and its people is the absence of a “progressive” society with an open mind and free for change and development.
Without a doubt, the mullahs regime’s worst crime against the Iranian people has been the destruction of societal mentality and healthy social relations, the dissidents claim.
The state newspaper Etemad, in an article titled “Isolation of the Social Sciences in Iran,” examined the situation of the social sciences in Iran over the past 42 years.
The author of Etemad’s article began with these sentences: “Dr. Shafi’i Kadkani, a respected poet and writer, in a speech widely reported in real and virtual media last week, expressed the truth about the current state of the humanities in the country and the damage caused by its (conditions).
‘According to him,’ We suck in the humanities, sucks! Like the palm of my hand. We have to work on this and it is very important. The long term future of this country cannot be built with medicine and engineering.
The author then deals with a similar situation in the field of social sciences and writes: “The unfavorable situation of the humanities and social sciences in our country is the result of a vicious circle which has formed during the last century, and it brought these sciences to a deplorable state at the theoretical and academic levels and at the practical and executive levels.
He then pointed out the contradictions in the structure of the Iranian government which sought to use the social sciences: “For this reason, in developing countries, a doctor is not the head of the Ministry of Health or an engineer is the head of the Ministry of Industry or Transport, except in very, very exceptional cases, because the specialty of a doctor is to treat the individual, and the expertise of an engineer centered on work with machines and creation of installations already decided in the field of public policies.
“Although these sciences have made acceptable progress in Iran at the academic level, the neglect of governments has not allowed these sciences to be applied and to create a harmonious interaction between their production and current and executive policies.
“In practice, the conditions of the 1980s compounded the problems and caused many political and executive positions, even beyond medicine and industry, to fall into the hands of those with different backgrounds. and had no connection with their field of work.
“These cadres’ misunderstanding of the scientific basis of the work they are and were doing threw the government into the abyss of constant progress and created a vicious cycle that results in the isolation and exclusion of most social sciences of the country. Without a doubt, no country has a bright future without the use of the social sciences. ‘