Why We Were Doomed to Lose in Afghanistan

Afghanistan doesn’t exist

Photo by Andre Klimke on Unsplash

I taught an introductory course in world politics for several years. Early on I realized there were some ideas that my foreign students, wherever they were from, grasped instantly that many of my American students found difficult to impossible to understand. I suppose I shouldn’t have been surprised: the gaps in my American students’ understanding of…

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