Saturday, June 5, 2010

Afghanistan's past

Wow ... pictures of Afghanistan (really just Kabul) from the 1950s. Amazing.

When I went to Bath in England a few years ago to see the ruined Roman bath, I wondered a lot about how the people who lived around the bath thought about it after the Romans left and both the social and physical capital that allowed the baths to run crumbled.

This piece addresses that same question after a fashion, and the answer would appear to be sadness and a real sense of loss.

I confess, the pictures make me pretty sad too. Either one of the Soviets dropping by and fundamentalist Islam is a tough challenge for a country. Both .... well, here is the result.

Via the Agitator

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