Monday 14 September 2009

Casting aside illusions over Afghanistan

If you are feeling a bit bleak about the present situation in Afghanistan, try reading Rory Stewart's essay, The Irresistible Illusion, written for the London Review of Books in July this year. I don't agree with everything he writes, but he comes closer to understanding the way Afghanistan works than almost anyone else writing on the subject. He doesn't offer any quick fixes, but that is the point.

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