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Revolution Unending: Afghanistan 1979 to the Present

By: Giles Dorronsoro

Price: $14.95

Publisher: London, UK, Hurst & Company:

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 027081

ISBN: 1850657033

Condition: New


While not underestimating the oft-cited “ethnic factor” in Afghan politics, especially Pashtun dominance, Dorronsoro argues that class and the competition for employment and education are key factors in explaining the country’s past. The 1990s saw a confrontation between the educated and the religious authorities (the ulema) and the marginalisation of the traditional elites. Contrary to the glib optimism of world politicians, this conflict may periodically go into quite phases, but it has not ended. With coalition intervention and the subsequent deposition of the ulema-dominated Taliban ... View more info