Going Soft

Bergen, Peter
March 2000
New Republic;03/27/2000, Vol. 222 Issue 13, p42
Presents an account of the author's personal visits to Kabul, Afghanistan in the wake of the imposed control of the Taliban, a band of Islamic students. Discussion on how their previous vice and virtue laws which banned entertainment and employment for women have informally changed; Reasons as to why they have become more liberal for the sake of modernization; Job opportunities permissible for women such as working in bakeries; Details of frequent human rights abuse by the Taliban.


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