Iran Confronts Reality

Who benefited from the summit in Iran of the Non-Aligned Movement is not entirely clear. But the participants’ inability to reach a common position on their hosts’ nuclear program or the violence in Syria undermined Iran’s effort to demonstrate that it remains an effective international player.

MADRID – Who has not seen what looks like water on a highway on a hot summer’s day? Or a three-dimensional image that was actually a picture on a flat surface? The nature of illusion is that we mistake what we perceive for reality.