Questions we’re not Asking About Afghanistan — Market Mad House

“News is only the first rough draft of history.” — Alan Barth journalist.*

The ongoing debacle in Afghanistan shows the limits of “news” and modern journalism. Catastrophe has been looming in Afghanistan for years as The Washington Post’s excellent The Afghanistan Papers series demonstrates. Evidence that the Afghan army and government would collapse without American help abounded, but nobody paid attention.

Yet the Taliban’s apparent victory has taken the American media by complete surprise…