Review: Our Man by George Packer

Synopsis: Richard Holbrooke was brilliant, utterly self-absorbed, and possessed of almost inhuman energy and appetites. Admired and detested, he was the force behind the Dayton Accords that ended the Balkan wars, America's greatest diplomatic achievement in the post-Cold War era. His power lay in an utter belief in himself and his idea of a muscular,... Continue Reading →

Review: Gullali of Panjshir Valley

  Synopsis: A POWERFUL TALE OF ADVENTURE, ROMANCE, AND ONE WOMAN'S FIGHT AGAINST GENDER BIAS IN THE NAME OF CULTURE AND RELIGION. Panjshir Valley, eleven thousand feet above sea level north of Kabul--Afghanistan, is heaven on Earth. Gullali, an educated young Afghan woman, was raised by her liberal-minded family to believe women deserve the same rights as men,... Continue Reading →

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