Pdf/E–book [Games Without Rules] í Tamim Ansary

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  • Games Without Rules
  • Tamim Ansary
  • English
  • 09 September 2020
  • 9781610390941

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Games Without Rules review Ø 103 review ☆ eBook or Kindle ePUB Ò Tamim Ansary summary Games Without Rules Se of village republics permeated by IslamNow Tamim Ansary draws on his Afghan background Muslim roots and Western and Afghan sources to explain history from the inside out and to illuminate the long internal struggle that the outside world has never fully understood It is the story of a nation struggling to take form. If ever there was a lay history of Afghanistan that the average person should read this d be it This is an often hilarious never pretentious history of Afghanistan from 1750 on Ansary is a fun writer he never gets lost in the academic morass or unneeded political niceties that dog so much of contemporary history Afghanistan is fucked up and he makes no bones about this but he keeps his analysis simple salient and funnyIt s all here the early attempts by Afghani rulers to hoist their region by its ankles the British and Russians fucking around the Soviets fucking around the Taliban show up then the Americans and everything goes even further to shit All the while normal Afghans bear the brunt of stupid conflicts imposed from without that most of them have nothing to do with itAnsary never loses sight of Afghanistan s complexity and in fact this serves as the backbone to the work Afghanistan s cultural and social nuances and weirdness is exactly why it s been a perennial thorn in the sole of anyone attempting to meddle with it not because conflict is ingrained or innate somehow but because its multifaceted nature makes any simple solution read military meaningless from the get goThe recent decades of Afghanistan have been marked by this constant conflict from without fed by crazies within who try to out do each other in their zealotry And the Afghan people suffer Captain Action Riddle of the Glowing Men republics permeated by IslamNow Tamim Ansary draws on his Afghan background Muslim Unbridled Unlikely Lovers #1 roots and Western and Afghan sources to explain history from the inside out and to illuminate the long internal struggle that the outside world has never fully understood It is the story of a nation struggling to take form. If ever there was a lay history of Afghanistan that the average person should Romancing the Werewolf read this d be it This is an often hilarious never pretentious history of Afghanistan from 1750 on Ansary is a fun writer he never gets lost in the academic morass or unneeded political niceties that dog so much of contemporary history Afghanistan is fucked up and he makes no bones about this but he keeps his analysis simple salient and funnyIt s all here the early attempts by Afghani How to Do What You Love & Earn What You’re Worth as a Programmer rulers to hoist their The Business Romantic region by its ankles the British and Russians fucking around the Soviets fucking around the Taliban show up then the Americans and everything goes even further to shit All the while normal Afghans bear the brunt of stupid conflicts imposed from without that most of them have nothing to do with itAnsary never loses sight of Afghanistan s complexity and in fact this serves as the backbone to the work Afghanistan s cultural and social nuances and weirdness is exactly why it s been a perennial thorn in the sole of anyone attempting to meddle with it not because conflict is ingrained or innate somehow but because its multifaceted nature makes any simple solution Victory Over Death read military meaningless from the get goThe テンカウント 4 recent decades of Afghanistan have been marked by this constant conflict from without fed by crazies within who try to out do each other in their zealotry And the Afghan people suffer

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Games Without Rules review Ø 103 review ☆ eBook or Kindle ePUB Ò Tamim Ansary summary Games Without Rules Today most Westerners still see the war in Afghanistan as a contest between democracy and Islamist fanaticism That war is real; but it sits atop an older struggle between Kabul and the countryside between order and chaos between a modernist impulse to join the world and the pull of an older Afghanistan a tribal univer. This is a history of Afghanistan as seen through the eyes of an Afghan The author Tamim Ansary is an Afghan American and as such it is uite a personal history Tamim writes for example Nadir the king attended a high school awards ceremony for academic high achievers One of the boys was my father then in tenth grade Another was a boy rasied in a Charki household My father and this kid played soccer together after school and that week the boy had bragged that he would soon make some shots that would be remembered in history My father assumed he meant soccer shots on goal The next day at the ceremony when the king arrived my father witnessed this boy stepping out of the line to shoot Nadir dead This type of violence is nothing new to Afghans On top of all the internal strife and conflict Afghanistan is a country that since its modern birth as a state in 1747 has been invaded by another foreign power five times in the last two centuries The British in 1839 the British yet again forty and eighty years after that the Soviets sixty years after that and recently the NATO and US invasion There are familiar patterns emerging from every invasion there is a consistent misunderstanding of what Afghanistan is It isn t at least it was not a unified country in the way many Westerners often imagine it As Ansary writes Foreign intervention in Afghanistan don t just undermine the designated proxy but the authority of Kabul within Afghanistan The erosion of central authority releases the country s propensity to fragment and so in the end the foreign power finds itself facing a burgeoning chaos that saps its resources leaving little time or strength for carrying out the original intentions of the intervention whatever those wereThis is already painfully apt in the case of the US invasion There is a fundamental problem in thinking that you can send democracy abroad with missiles and Apache helicopters As Tamim writes the possibility for democracy and peace in Afghanistan depends on Afghans and the ability of Afghans to find resolutions to the wild contradictions within the country The pendulum in Afghanistan has swung from fragmentation to centralization and back again always and extreme with each swing The problem writes Ansary is not that Afghans unite and then cannot be conuered the problem is that Afghans fragment and then cannot be governed Afghanistan is a country today according to Ansary where the twenty first century lies directly atop the tweltfth But he ends on an optimistic note in the midst of it all Ansary remains hopeful and writes that if Afghanistan succeeds in blending its many strains into a cohesive cultural whole well then maybe there s hope for the planet too Maybe Tamim I sure hope so too de Munich La Libration. 1938-1944 (Points histoire) real; but it sits atop an older struggle between Kabul and the countryside between order and chaos between a modernist impulse to join the world and the pull of an older Afghanistan a tribal univer. This is a history of Afghanistan as seen through the eyes of an Afghan The author Tamim Ansary is an Afghan American and as such it is uite a personal history Tamim writes for example Nadir the king attended a high school awards ceremony for academic high achievers One of the boys was my father then in tenth grade Another was a boy Essays Biographical Critical and Historical IIlustrative of the Rambler Adventurer Idler and of the Various Periodical Papers Volume 1 rasied in a Charki household My father and this kid played soccer together after school and that week the boy had bragged that he would soon make some shots that would be Captain Action Riddle of the Glowing Men remembered in history My father assumed he meant soccer shots on goal The next day at the ceremony when the king arrived my father witnessed this boy stepping out of the line to shoot Nadir dead This type of violence is nothing new to Afghans On top of all the internal strife and conflict Afghanistan is a country that since its modern birth as a state in 1747 has been invaded by another foreign power five times in the last two centuries The British in 1839 the British yet again forty and eighty years after that the Soviets sixty years after that and Unbridled Unlikely Lovers #1 recently the NATO and US invasion There are familiar patterns emerging from every invasion there is a consistent misunderstanding of what Afghanistan is It isn t at least it was not a unified country in the way many Westerners often imagine it As Ansary writes Foreign intervention in Afghanistan don t just undermine the designated proxy but the authority of Kabul within Afghanistan The erosion of central authority Romancing the Werewolf releases the country s propensity to fragment and so in the end the foreign power finds itself facing a burgeoning chaos that saps its How to Do What You Love & Earn What You’re Worth as a Programmer resources leaving little time or strength for carrying out the original intentions of the intervention whatever those wereThis is already painfully apt in the case of the US invasion There is a fundamental problem in thinking that you can send democracy abroad with missiles and Apache helicopters As Tamim writes the possibility for democracy and peace in Afghanistan depends on Afghans and the ability of Afghans to find The Business Romantic resolutions to the wild contradictions within the country The pendulum in Afghanistan has swung from fragmentation to centralization and back again always and extreme with each swing The problem writes Ansary is not that Afghans unite and then cannot be conuered the problem is that Afghans fragment and then cannot be governed Afghanistan is a country today according to Ansary where the twenty first century lies directly atop the tweltfth But he ends on an optimistic note in the midst of it all Ansary Victory Over Death remains hopeful and writes that if Afghanistan succeeds in blending its many strains into a cohesive cultural whole well then maybe there s hope for the planet too Maybe Tamim I sure hope so too

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Games Without Rules review Ø 103 review ☆ eBook or Kindle ePUB Ò Tamim Ansary summary Games Without Rules A nation undermined by its own demons while every 40 to 60 years a great power crashes in and disrupts whatever progress has been made Told in conversational storytelling style and focusing on key events and personalities Games without Rules provides revelatory insight into a country at the center of political debate. Excellent history written with compassion and clarity Tamin Ansary succeeds in covering two centuries of Afghan history without sounding bitter or cynical despite confronting with open eyes the often appalling ingredients of his story Threaded through a history of violence and reaction he manages to trace a process of evolution and modernisation by which Afghanistan left to its own devices or not always was and still remains capable of emerging as a viable coherent and prosperous nation Part of his message is that a country its culture and its people cannot be understood in simplistic terms Afghanistan is internally complex with a major division between the sophisticated cities and the highly traditional rural communities Strategically it is located at the focal point of too many external interests to hope it can ever be free of foreign influence and the threat of foreign intervention Invasions especially by the Russians and then in different ways the Americans have savagely wrecked many of the traditional social and economic arrangements that made Afghanistan distinctive A huge proportion of the population has only experienced dislocation life in refugee camps and the turbulence of war Cultural intrusions acting to distort or destroy traditional values have included Western inspired educational innovations on the one hand and fundamentalist Islamic education and ideology in their refugeee camps in Pakistan facilitated by the Pakistan state and often funded and controlled by the Wahhabis of Saudi Arabia Yet within a web of foreign interests working so hard to corrupt all that is natural to Afghans there remain huge physical and human resources from which to construct something of great valuePerhaps two major features present Afghanistan with the possibility of future prosperity One is the recognition of substantial mineral resources within the country The other is the prospect of new and hugely important trade routes weaving through the country to Central Asia and hence to Russia and Europe to China and India as well as to the seaports of Pakistan It turns out that this country in the middle of nowhere is actually in the middle of everywhere And oddly enough because it is of such interest to everyone it has a real chance to avoid depending on any one of its neighbours Ansary is a true optimist with an attractive vision of what really is possible