War & the common good

Events move so quickly and unpredictably in Afghanistan that the concerns of today’s headlines are often rendered superfluous by tomorrow’s. This has made life difficult for journalists and commentators. Just as criticism about the ineffectuality of the U.S. bombing campaign was mounting, the assault on the Taliban by the U.S.-backed Northern Alliance swept Osama bin Laden’s protectors from Kabul and other strongholds. The Taliban’s...

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