Games without Rules

The Often-Interrupted History of Afghanistan
Product Number: EB00700622
Released: Mar 15, 2017
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781610398992
Publisher: PublicAffairs
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Today, most Westerners still see the war in Afghanistan as a contest between democracy and Islamist fanaticism. That war is real; but it sits atop an older struggle, between Kabul and the countryside, between order and chaos, between a modernist impulse to join the world and the pull of an older Afghanistan: a tribal universe of village republics permeated by Islam. Now, Tamim Ansary draws on his Afghan background, Muslim roots, and Western and Afghan sources to explain history from the inside out, and to illuminate the long, internal struggle that the outside world has never fully understood. It is the story of a nation struggling to take form, a nation undermined by its own demons while, every 40 to 60 years, a great power crashes in and disrupts whatever progress has been made. Told in conversational, storytelling style, and focusing on key events and personalities, Games without Rules provides revelatory insight into a country at the center of political debate.

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Author(s): Tamim Ansary
Genre: History
Original Publish Date: Nov 27, 2012

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Author(s): Tamim Ansary
Narrator(s): Tamim Ansary
Genre: History
Product Number Z100097436
Released: Jun 21, 2015
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781483060989

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