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April 12, 2014

In Our Opinion: Afghan vote says a lot about them ... and us


We have heard the pundits’ voices in the media pontificating about how the Afghan people’s rejection of Taliban threats is a victory for American foreign policy. Perhaps it is, but more than anything else, it is a testament to the courage of ordinary Afghan citizens.

There is much to criticize when it comes to that tortured country — including the awful misogyny, the violence against children and the often-feckless leadership — but on a day in April, it taught those of us who live in the United States a much-needed lesson about what democracy is all about.

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