Thursday, August 03, 2006

KARZAI'S GERMANS, Going Home to Afghanistan

Leftist intellectual Spanta wrote his dissertation under Kurt Lenk, a student of the German philosopher Theodor Adorno, on the problems of the third world, as illustrated by Afghanistan's vicious circle of war, underdevelopment and resistance. He likes to quote Italian Marxist Antonio Gramsci, and he recommends what he calls the "long march through the institutions" -- not in Europe but in his country in the Hindukush region.


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