After spending 2004 in Afghanistan operating for the nonprofit Institute for struggle and Peace Reporting and supporting construct Afghanistan's first self sustaining information employer, Eichstaedt back to Kabul in 2010. Exposing himself to grave risks, Eichstaedt crisscrossed the rustic to interview an surprising array of Afghans. Readers locate emotional remark from a former warlord; blunt speak from a Taliban pass judgement on; harrowing tales of abuse from teen-age sufferers of self-immolation; the commercial realities of poppy growers; daring and brave speak from ladies parliamentarians; heart-rending tales of kid suicide bombers; laments of a besieged video shop proprietor; condemnation of the Western global via anxious mullahs; and causes of historical Afghanistan by means of determined archaeologists.
Eichstaedt unearths the reality in the back of the calculated rhetoric of conflict, politics, and international relations, and indicates a direction ahead towards a sustainable destiny for Afghanistan and southern Asia.
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