It is interesting to know that you are being manipulated but this article is exceptional in showing how far people go in pulling the wool over the eyes.
Summary: NATO’s expedition to Afghanistan returns, having accomplished nothing but adding another chapter to the destruction of that sad region. Now begins the next phase: to induce amnesia, so that we learn as little from it as we did from Vietnam. James Meek reviews four books about the insurgency at home, people fighting the government’s narrative to help us remember and so do better in the future. Much depends on this. No matter how powerful, a people who cannot learn from experience have no good future. (1st of 2 posts today)
Excerpt from “Worse than a Defeat“
Review by James Meek
London Review of Books
18 December 2014 issue
Posted with the permission of the author and the LRB.
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