By Sarah Chayes
As a former megastar reporter for NPR, Sarah Chayes built a loyal listenership for her on-site experiences on conflicts world wide. In The Punishment of Virtue, she finds the erroneous U.S. coverage in Afghanistan within the wake of the defeat of the Taliban, which has significantly undermined the hassle to construct democracy and allowed corrupt tribal warlords again into positions of energy and the Taliban to re-infiltrate the rustic. this is often an eyeopening chronicle that highlights the usually infuriating realities of a necessary entrance within the battle on terror, exposing deeper, primary issues of present U.S. approach.
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