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Fear, Security, Escape, and the Pursuit of Empire

Khalid Hanifi | Posted 04.22.2013 | GPS for the Soul
Khalid Hanifi

When Adam Smith wrote "the prosperity, ...the splendour, and ... the duration of the empire," in 1754 (the source of my song title, "The Splendor of E...

Afghan and American: A Father and Son Bridge a Cultural Divide

Khalid Hanifi | Posted 04.04.2013 | Arts
Khalid Hanifi

My father came to the midwestern United States in 1956 for an education. Born and raised in the environs of Kabul, he certainly was in for an education, but perhaps not entirely the one he envisioned.

Radio-in-a-Box: Afghanistan's New Warrior-DJs (Part 2)

Sam Jacobson | Posted 09.17.2011 | World
Sam Jacobson

The Radio-in-a-Box is a source of news for the locals of Safar, a village in Helmand Province. Music was banned under Taliban rule, so listening to the radio is in a way an act of defiance against the recently departed regime.