Learning Afghanistan’s Lessons

By Phyllis Chesler

The country in which I was once held hostage so very long
ago is swiftly returning to the Middle Ages. It has done so many times before.
King Amanullah allowed women to remove their veils in the 1920s, a crime for
which he was forced into exile in Italy while his country was plunged by Habibullah
Kalakani into barbarism.

With the last American soldier now slated to leave Afghanistan
by the end of August, the Taliban are already re-instituting their
Saudi-style rules abo...