The pen is mightier than...?
Remember Afghanistan? Terry, former Nitpicker,
is now a public affairs specialist in Kandahar. He's learned that the children of Afghanistan want nothing more than they want a pen.
Maybe we can help them out by sending some?
posted by amberglow
on May 12, 2004 -
With reconstruction at a staggeringly low pace, resources dwindling, and the Red Cross suspending operations, Ahmed Wali Karzai, the brother of Afghanistan's president and his representative in southern Kandahar, is worried about a small but strong group slowly grabbing onto power in regions of his country. They call themselves the Taliban
. Although the limited funding has done some good for Afghanistan, Karzai fears it's nowhere near enough to fix the major problems of the country, and combined with sentiments raised by the war on Iraq, there are strong signs that the Taliban is significantly restructuring.
posted by XQUZYPHYR
on Apr 7, 2003 -
Gay Life in Kandahar, Afghanistan.
This is an interesting article in the LA Times about a phenomenon that I noticed 20 years ago when I had a bunch of Iranian teenage boys in a school I worked in for awhile. It seems that every society has its constraints, and ways of getting around these constraints.
posted by Danf
on Apr 3, 2002 -