American Soldiers Died for a Lie — Period

The tragedy isn’t that we “abandoned” Afghanistan — it’s that we ever thought bombs and bullets were tools of salvation

Tim Wise

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Image: Bamiyan, Central Afghanistan, Jono Photography, Shutterstock, standard license, purchased by author

Perhaps it should come as no surprise that a culture enthralled by the magical power of the gun — an artificial phallus if ever there were one — would fail to appreciate how impotent it is.

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Tim Wise

Anti-racism educator and author of 9 books, including White Like Me and, most recently, Dispatches from the Race War (City Lights, December 2020)