Introduction to Afghanistan, the War and the Future

Against the Current No. 17, November/December 1988

The Editors

THE CIVIL WAR and, since 1979, Soviet intervention in Afghanistan has been controversial and disturbing for the left, particularly inasmuch as fundamental principles — the right of national self-determination and basic women’s rights, for example — appear to be in conflict. The articles by Val Moghadam and R.F. Kampfer, offer two perspectives on the lessons of the war.

November-December 1988, ATC 17

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