Bleeding Afghanistan

Bleeding Afghanistan: Washington, Warlords, and the Propaganda of Silence
by Sonali Kolhatkar and Jim Ingalls [Seven Stories]

In this timely and much-needed volume, Kolhatkar and Ingalls fill in some of the appalling gaps in American popular understanding about Afghanistan, attacking our collective amnesia about the history of US intervention, the right wing’s cynical use of women’s liberation language, and media coverage typified by deep racism. At the book’s center is a highly insightful chapter analyzing the structural biases and omissions of US establishment media coverage of Afghanistan since the 1980s. -jl

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