Wednesday, 14 September 2011
Afgansty - New Books in History Rodric Braithwaite
Rodric Braithwaite in a former generation would quite likely have been running a colony in the British Empire somewhere. But without an empire to run, the British have finally got around to learning to cook and to writing a few books. This one sounds like a very interesting inside story on the Russian involvement in Afghanistan in the early eighties. There are obvious parallels and lessons for today, but those are for other countries than Britain.