Something From Nothing: U.S. Strategy in Afghanistan
Nir Rosen leads a forum on U. S. strategy in Afghanistan; Andrew Bacevich, Helena Cobban, Andrew Exum, Aziz Hakimi, and others respond. Dean Baker on too-big-to-fail; Nasser Hussain on counterinsurgency as colonialism; Islamophobia in Europe; Vladimir Nabokov's The Original of Laura; a poem by Cathy Park Hong.
With responses by Andrew Bacevich, Helena Cobban, Andrew Exum, Aziz Hakimi, Syed Saleem Shahzad, J. Alexander Thier, Richard W. Miller, Rajan Menon, and a reply from Nir Rosen.
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Can a colonialist strategy be reinvented?
Misreading Muslim immigration in Europe
John R. Bowen
Geoff Dyer’s unlikely terms of engagement
Vladimir Nabokov’s The Original of Laura
Leland de la Durantaye
Joel and Ethan Coen’s A Serious Man
Alan A. Stone
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The poetics of motherhood
Bin Ramke’s Theory of Mind
Craig Morgan Teicher
Joshua Marie Wilkinson
Cathy Park Hong