The Punishment of Virtue: Inside Afghanistan after the Taliban

The Punishment of Virtue: Inside Afghanistan after the Taliban

by Sarah Chayes, Renee Raudman
     
 

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As a former star reporter for NPR, Sarah Chayes developed a devoted listenership for her on-site reports on conflicts around the world. In The Punishment of Virtue, she reveals the misguided U.S. policy in Afghanistan in the wake of the defeat of the Taliban, which has severely undermined the effort to build democracy and allowed corrupt tribal warlords…  See more details below

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As a former star reporter for NPR, Sarah Chayes developed a devoted listenership for her on-site reports on conflicts around the world. In The Punishment of Virtue, she reveals the misguided U.S. policy in Afghanistan in the wake of the defeat of the Taliban, which has severely undermined the effort to build democracy and allowed corrupt tribal warlords back into positions of power and the Taliban to re-infiltrate the country. This is an eyeopening chronicle that highlights the often infuriating realities of a vital front in the war on terror, exposing deeper, fundamental problems with current U.S. strategy.

Editorial Reviews

New York Times Book Review
Engrossing ... In elegant prose, [Chayes] brings to life the region's rich history, complex politics and proud ethnic Pashtun tribesmen.
From the Publisher
"The Punishment of Virtue...comes to life in an audio powered by the vivid reading of Renee Raudman, an award-winning reader. Very highly recommended." —Midwest Book Review

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781400153084
Publisher:
Tantor Media, Inc.
Publication date:
10/06/2006
Edition description:
MP3 - Unabridged CD
Product dimensions:
5.30(w) x 7.40(h) x 0.60(d)

What People are saying about this

Sebastian Junger
Every American who wants to understand why planes flew into our buildings on September 11 must read this book.
From the Publisher

Engrossing . . . In elegant prose, [Chayes] brings to life the regionÆs rich history, complex politics and proud ethnic Pashtun tribesmen. (The New York Times Book Review)

Ahmed Rashid
most gripping, sensitive, funny, perceptive and beautifully written book you will ever read on Afghanistan, U.S. policy, and nation building. (Ahmed Rashid, author of Jihad)
Steve Coll
A passionate, involving, important work of journalism. (Steve Coll, Pulitzer Prize– winning author of Ghost Wars)

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Renée Raudman is a multi-award-winning audiobook narrator and actor. A multiple Audie Award nominee, she has earned a number of AudioFile Earphones Awards, and her narration of Homer's Odyssey by Gwen Cooper was selected by Library Journal as one of the best audiobooks of 2009.

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