The Often Interrupted History of Afghanistan

Tamim Ansary describes the many battles within Afghanistan—struggles between Kabul and the countryside, between order and chaos, between a modernist impulse to join the world and the pull of an older Afghanistan: a tribal universe of village republics permeated by Islam. In Games without Rules: The Often Interrupted History of Afghanistan, he draws on his Afghan background, Muslim roots, and Western and Afghan sources to explain history from the inside out.