Nicholas Kristof, op-ed columnist for The New York Times, just got back from a 1,700-mile road trip across Iran and joins “Viewpoint” host Eliot Spitzer to talk about his experiences.
Kristof notes that, surprisingly, many of the people he met in Iran told him about how much they like Americans. “Two-thirds of the country is under 25,” he explains. “They watch American videos, they go on Facebook, they play video games — you know, they want to engage.”
He goes on to say that time may be on America’s side when it comes to the Iranian regime. “I think that all the forces are working against the ayatollahs. … Education is rising. There is real antipathy toward economic mismanagement, to corruption.”