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Afghanistan: The Mirage of Peace

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Widely portrayed as the 'success of the war on terror', Afghanistan is now in crisis. Increasingly detached from the people it is meant to serve, and unable to manage the massive amounts of aid that it has sought, the administration in Kabul struggles to govern even the diminishing areas of the country over which it has some sway. Whatever political progress that has been ...more
Hardcover, 272 pages
Published September 1st 2008 by Zed Books (first published December 1st 2003)
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Sydney
Now, I hate to rate a book with so much first-hand information so lowly - the information that is here is from Johnson, who lived in for Afghanistan over 5 years. She learnt a lot and went there without knowing any of the country's languages, customs, or culture. (Keep in mind that a lot of the information is presented in a more emotional fashion, as to ensure that the Afghani's seem to be on par with what the world considers 'civilised.')

However, this book was one of the most difficult to feel
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