Re: Afghanistan after the war

From: Anders Sandberg (
Date: Sat Nov 10 2001 - 05:24:38 MST

On Sat, Nov 10, 2001 at 04:33:08AM -0500, Mike Linksvayer wrote:
> 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.

Just a quick note: Afghanistan was actually among the most liberal
societies in the region before the invasion. We are not talking about a
land that has never been civilized, but rather one that lost its

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