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To Afghanistan and Back by Ted Rall
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Oct 16, 2007

really liked it
bookshelves: journalism, politics, culture, graphic-novel
Recommended for: anyone who still cares about the Afghanistan war, journalists
Read in October, 2007

It's an excellent journalistic memoir of the Afghanistan war, from Rall's time there in 2001. Written so early on, and published so quickly, it's not as polished as it could be, but it trades that for a tangible reading experience of what it was like to be there, both as a visiting journalist and as an Afghan. Rall also does a good job of explaining the politics of central Asia, and how US decisions have impacted the country, and Muslim world. Even if you don't agree with him on everything, it's hard not to give him credit for this effort.

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