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Want to be a martyr? You need a special skill set

From Harper’s Weekly Review: [A] Taliban commander in Kabul reported that his men were having difficulty adjusting to their new roles as security officers. “Martyrdom seekers,” said the commander, “have different skills.” I’d say this is a god problem. Where’s … Continue reading

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How have the Taliban matured? Like this

From Harper’s Weekly Review: Taliban soldiers fired at a crowd of protesters, attacked reporters, and burned down a Kabul amusement park after riding the merry-go-round and bumper cars. “When it comes to experience, maturity, vision, there is a huge difference … Continue reading

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What really happened in Afghanistan

Each morning when I turn on my computer, I go first to the Times and their opinion section. There I read maybe one essay and mark in my head the others I will want to read later. Today, amid the … Continue reading

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