We're All Wrong About Afghanistan

At a moment of crisis, there's no shortage of self-appointed experts—but what do we really know?

Partly, it’s the dizzying speed of the collapse in Afghanistan that turned this story into such a storm. Most of us weren’t paying attention. (Just last week, I was going to write a column about a ridiculous New York Times piece on how we can no longer view Renaissance art the same way in the age of #MeToo.) Now, we’ve been forced to pay attention by th…

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