Monday, March 15, 2010

Reasons of state

Financial Times:

Combating the disaffection that has fuelled the Taliban’s resurgence in Kandahar will be one of the west’s hardest tasks. “You have to get people to believe that government by crypto-warlord syndicate is not necessarily inevitable or permanent,” the US official said.

In nation building, as in life, knowing what you stand for is much better than thinking you know what you stand for, if only for reasons of knowing.

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