As a rebirth issue, Zamân 3 is in reality the first issue since the two historic ones of 1979 and 1980 – a hiatus of thirty years stretching from the context of the Iranian Marxist diaspora of the 1970s to the 2010s with cultural globalisation, the transformations of the « Middle East » and the Mediterranean region. Beyond the nods to the review’s founders and its past, this “new” first issue include essays on wartime architecture (Beirut), the philosophy of Spring, the role of death in modern biology, the theory of ornamentation and the dead end of “contemporary Islamic art”.