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  • British and allied forces at Kandahar after the 1880 Battle of Kandahar, during the Second Anglo-Afghan War.

    Afghanistan: a brief history

    Understanding Afghanistan today is only possible by looking at it in the context of the part played by the competing imperial powers in its past. Jane Shallice offers a guide

  • Bob Dylan

    The Politics of Bob Dylan

    The protest songs for which Bob Dylan is most famous were written in a 20-month burst in the early 1960s. Within a year Dylan had turned his back on them – not in renunciation of politics, argues Mike Marqusee, but to pursue a deeper kind of radicalism

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