More Afghanistan nostalgia, this time from Foreign Policy magazine

Saturday, May 29, 2010

A few months back I wrote here on a picture of Pahgman Gardens in Kabul in the 1960s compared to today (it's now a wasteland), and Foreign Policy has something similar to that today here in a set of 24 images of Afghanistan in the 1950s and 1960, such as this one from Kabul University:

Similar images of Iran in the 1970s can be seen here, though the situation in Iran is quite different: Iran forcibly removed a bad government it had at the time and ended up with a worse one and then was invaded by Iraq but began to improve after the war had ended, whereas Afghanistan was invaded by the Soviets in the 1970s, then had a long civil war, then the Taliban, and finally the current ongoing conflict.

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