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How Progressives Got Afghanistan Wrong

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Jacobin magazine, 6 May 2014

“The ‘decent Left’ was wrong: a blood soaked occupation did not lead to a promising post-Taliban future” writes Greg Shupak in the “magazine of culture and polemics” and quotes AAN’s Thomas Ruttig on socio-economic developments:

Thomas Ruttig of Afghanistan Analysis Network writes that “economic activity in general [is] falling,” unemployment and crime are rising, and that 60 percent of children are malnourished. Just 27 percent of the population has access to safe drinking water.