Politics and Economics (CGU)
Political Science | Public Affairs, Public Policy and Public Administration | Social and Behavioral Sciences
While it may be true that many Afghani people yearn for our freedoms and system of governance, such nation building cannot be done without radically reengineering Afghani tribal society. Incising only the offending portions of Afghani culture, as the sergeant suggests, will not work. Do we eliminate blood feuds but not child brides and the honor killings of soiled daughters? Do we stop the execution of Muslim converts to Christianity?
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Bunker, Robert J. "Cultural Relativism and Afghanistan: a Failure of Policy Not Counterinsurgency Efforts." Marine Corps Gazette Jan. 2012: 20. Print.