Whither Afghanistan?

John Wight
4 min readAug 19, 2021

Empires advance and empires retreat, though not in circumstances of their own choosing — to borrow from one Karl Marx — and certainly never smoothly or without upending entire regions, countries and societies in their wake.

What has and continues to unfold in Afghanistan is nothing less than a historic tipping point when it comes to US hegemonic and imperial decline. The chaotic and panicked scenes at Kabul airport, where US…

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