Letter from Afghanistan

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Years ago, InterestEng. received a letter from a remarkable American man whose chosen home was Afghanistan (until he passed away). He, along with a determined Afghan woman, co-founded a school for girls. We thought the opportunity to reread these words would be welcomed by our readers.

THERE is far more hope in this country than one would think from reading, watching, listening to the media. Hope and these extraordinary people are what keep me glued to this remarkable country. Yes, terrible things happen in Afghanistan, but I have never in my well traveled life met a kinder, more thoughtful, decent, modest, considerate or hospitable people than the Afghans among whom I’ve long lived and worked. I first said these words several years ago in a talk at a New England prep school.  They hold every bit as true today.  —T.A. 

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