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Games without Rules

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Today, most Westerners still see the war in Afghanistan as a contest between democracy and Islamist fanaticism. That war is real, but it sits atop an older struggle between Kabul and the countryside, between order and chaos, between a modernist impulse to join the world and the pull of an older Afghanistan—a tribal universe of village republics permeated by Islam.

Now, Tamim Ansary draws on his Afghan background, Muslim roots, and Western and Afghan sources to explain history from the inside out and illuminate the long, internal struggle that the outside world has never fully understood. It is the story of a nation struggling to take form, a nation undermined by its own demons while, every forty to sixty years, a great power crashes in and disrupts whatever progress has been made. Told in conversational, storytelling style and focusing on key events and personalities, Games without Rules provides revelatory insight into a country at the center of political debate.


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Publisher: Blackstone Publishing Edition: Unabridged

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  • ISBN: 9781483060989
  • File size: 422451 KB
  • Release date: November 27, 2012
  • Duration: 14:40:06

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  • ISBN: 9781483060989
  • File size: 422524 KB
  • Release date: November 27, 2012
  • Duration: 14:40:01
  • Number of parts: 14

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Today, most Westerners still see the war in Afghanistan as a contest between democracy and Islamist fanaticism. That war is real, but it sits atop an older struggle between Kabul and the countryside, between order and chaos, between a modernist impulse to join the world and the pull of an older Afghanistan—a tribal universe of village republics permeated by Islam.

Now, Tamim Ansary draws on his Afghan background, Muslim roots, and Western and Afghan sources to explain history from the inside out and illuminate the long, internal struggle that the outside world has never fully understood. It is the story of a nation struggling to take form, a nation undermined by its own demons while, every forty to sixty years, a great power crashes in and disrupts whatever progress has been made. Told in conversational, storytelling style and focusing on key events and personalities, Games without Rules provides revelatory insight into a country at the center of political debate.


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  • Details

    Publisher:
    Blackstone Publishing
    Edition:
    Unabridged

    OverDrive Listen audiobook
    ISBN: 9781483060989
    File size: 422451 KB
    Release date: November 27, 2012
    Duration: 14:40:06

    MP3 audiobook
    ISBN: 9781483060989
    File size: 422524 KB
    Release date: November 27, 2012
    Duration: 14:40:01
    Number of parts: 14

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    OverDrive Listen audiobook
    MP3 audiobook
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    English
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