Why Afghan Women Have Been Abandoned: The Power of Belief

The skeptical doctor reacts to an unreasonable Le Monde editorial—with a typically ridiculous headline—about the advancement of the Taliban after the American troop withdrawal one month ago.

It is equally obvious that a cause can triumph without being good: it has only to inspire the belief that it is good and is worth fighting for. Indeed, a cause can be profoundly evil and triumph, at least in part through the strength of belief in it.

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