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Afghanistan

AfghanistanAgoraOn Tribalism

In Defense of Hamid Karzai

By Steven Pressfield | Published: August 24, 2009

Discussion of the problems created by tribalism in Afghanistan often provokes from our own compatriots such outraged responses as, “Hey, who are we Americans to talk? We have our share of tribes too!” There’s no arguing with that. Here at home we’ve got the Bible-thumping cracker tribe, the latte-sipping liberal tribe and dozens more, all of which have to be catered to by the political process. To me though, the most useful American parallel to Afghan tribalism goes back to 1491—before the first European sail appeared off these virgin shores.

Tribal America (more…)

Posted in Afghanistan, Agora, On Tribalism
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Mashup

Mashup

Weekend Mashup—August 21 to 23

By Steven Pressfield | Published: August 21, 2009

This past week, the New York Times ran the op-ed “The Land of 10,000 Wars” by Ganesh Sitaraman. Hard to resist the urge to post the entire op-ed here. Check it out if you haven’t read it already.

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Posted in Mashup
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Writing Wednesdays

Writing Wednesdays

The Writer’s Voice

By Steven Pressfield | Published: August 18, 2009

How do you find your writer’s voice? A lot of humbug has been written on this subject. The myth is that in finding that voice, the writer achieves a kind of personal enlightenment. She discovers “who she really is.”

Not in my experience. (more…)

Posted in Writing Wednesdays
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