Tuesday, January 15, 2008

That Was Then In The Here and Now

There I was reading this week's super soaraway SW when I saw this gem of logical reasoning:
If the left allies with the invader, the eventual resistance will hate the left. Feminism is now very weak in Afghanistan because in the 1980s Afghan feminist women supported the Russians and their violent occupation.
So Jonathan Neale is arguing that if not for the political mistakes of Afghanistani feminists in the 1980s you would be unable to move for Feminist books and Feminist practices in downtown Kabul.

Oh! Optimism of the will. Wild wonderful optimism.

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