On Pakistan

Posted by sepoy on January 26, 2009 · 1 min read

Pakistan in Peril by William Dalrymple is a review essay covering Ahmed Rashid's Descent into Chaos: The United States and the Failure of Nation Building in Pakistan, Afghanistan, and Central Asia. Read it.


sav | January 26, 2009

Thanks for the link. I am slightly wary, however, of generalizations about Sindh being a sort of tolerant, Sufi inspired safe haven. While it may be true about aspects of Sindh and Sindhi culture, generalizations like this turn a blind eye to the persecution and harassment certain religious minorities (Ahmadi's being one) are facing in Pakistan, and especially so in Sindh, where such bigotry appears to take on a more zealous character. Might not have anything to do with terrorism, but it is violence nonetheless.

Mr. Bond | February 12, 2009

I am currently reading Descent into Chaos. I would definitely recommend it to everyone.