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Portrait of a moderate fanatic

Abdul Salam Zaeef’s My Life With the Taliban is an engrossing work that offers a personal account of Afghan history and shines new light on the mindset of Islamic fundamentalists. Continue reading

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Zero-sum conflict and its tragic consequences

More valuable for its reporting than its biased conclusions, David Hirst’s Beware of Small States is a gripping work of political journalism that wears its allegiances on its sleeve. Continue reading

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