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#1 A society is nothing more than the sum of its institutions, and we are trying to change too many Afghan institutions at once. Also, we need to give the locals a compelling reason to change -- say, for example, watching their neighbors get rich pursuing legal activities. I like the literacy requirement for serving in the army. Illiteracy can be an insuperable barrier to new ideas (ask any kid from a US inner city). Still think they need to legalize the drug trade. We can't even win that fight in the West.
Posted by Iblis 2012-12-27 11:51||
#2 Yep. Legalize drugs, crack down hard on drugged behavior.
Posted by M. Murcek 2012-12-27 19:09||