Monday, January 28, 2008

"Come Back To Afghanistan"

Here is another book giving a different angle to mainstream media to help you fill in more spaces of the Middle East jigsaw puzzle.

The author, Said Hyder Akbar, was born in Afghanistan, left while he was a child during the Russian occupation, moved to Pakistan and then to the USA with his family. He comes over as a mixture of Afghan but with a strong US flavour; which gives him valuable insight into why things happen as they do, why they don't work, why some ideas were doomed to failure before they started, plus a few hints as to why the US government seems unable to learn from its calamities.

Come Back To Afghanistan is both an entertaining and informative read

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