Re: Afghanistan after the war

From: Mike Linksvayer (
Date: Sat Nov 10 2001 - 02:33:08 MST

On Sat, Nov 10, 2001 at 12:57:13AM -0500, Technotranscendence wrote:
> To add weight to this "internal policy" argument, it's notable that it was
> only after both West Germany and Japan shook off a lot of the continued
> economic interventions from the US and other Allies that their economies
> started to take off.

Germany and Japan each also benefitted hugely from previous experience
with industry, democracy, etc. Afghanistan has no liberal tradition
AFAIK. I really doubt the US can by force of will and money create
anything more than a thin veneer of a liberal society in Afghanistan.

  Mike Linksvayer

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