I was talking to a friend today about that. The impact of the Iranian Revolution has been devastating for the cause of leftists and secularists in the Arab world. I remember how sweeping the impact was: and how much it intensified the already huge Saudi religious propagation in our parts of the world. I saw first hand how entire areas of South Lebanon went from being a bastion of leftism and secular Arab nationalism to religious politics. It changed everything, as my friend comrade Aziz of Jordan always argued.