Blog posts by year and month October 2009

Posts (3)

  1. The more you dig into the history of the West's relationship to Afghanistan, the more complicated it gets. In 1978 a group of Afghan marxists overthrew the royal family. They set out to turn Afghanistan into a modern socialist utopia but it quickly descended into bloody horror.

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  2. PART THREE - THE LOST HISTORY OF HELMAND When you look at footage of the fighting in Helmand today everyone assumes it is being played out against an ancient background of villages and fields built over the centuries. This is not true.

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  3. As well as our relationship with Afghanistan, I am researching the legacy of other European empires - in Africa. We think of those empires as history but actually they still haunt our everyday lives in the strangest of ways.

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