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No Good Men Among the Living

America, the Taliban, and the War Through Afghan Eyes

American Empire Project

Anand Gopal

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The Last Days of Vice and Virtue
Early in the morning on September 11, 2001, deep amid the jagged heights of the Hindu Kush, something terrible took place. When teenager Noor Ahmed arrived that day in Gayawa to buy firewood, he knew it immediately: there was no call to prayer. Almost every village in Afghanistan has a mosque, and normally you can hear the muezzin’s tinny song just before dawn, signaling the start of a new day. But for the first time that he could remember, there was not a sound. The entire place seemed lifeless.
He walked down a narrow goat
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No Good Men Among the Living

America, the Taliban, and the War Through Afghan Eyes

American Empire Project

Anand Gopal

National Book Awards - Longlist, National Book Awards - Longlist
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