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US hegemony and the bogeyman

Shlomo Ben-Ami, a former Israeli foreign minister, has rightly diagnosed the real cause of the American failure in Afghanistan: “Colonial enterprises have always been described as ‘civilizing missions.’” But then he takes a contradictory turn, arguing that anti-American sentiment in Afghanistan soared after the US mission was seen as an invasion. As if it wasn’t an invasion […]