World Rights available
Format 140x220 Hardcover
EUR 21,90 / sFr 37,50
ISBN ebook: 9783701742462
published in August 2010
One Night in Kabul
Traveling through a foreign past
What are we doing in Afghanistan?
Democracy, human rights, rule of law – it is in the name of these ideals that the West is fighting a war against the Taliban and against terror. Ulrich Ladurner reports from the sites of conflict, where central values of the Western world are being damaged. His journey leads him through a land full of opposites as he follows the traces of conquests and defeats. He looks back on the lively past of an old battlefield that has been both an American and European obsession and tells us about the lives of its people.
His stories help us understand why the Great Powers are failing in Afghanistan. A hi(story) book on enemy images and the power of memory, seeking an answer to the controversial question of what we are doing in Afghanistan.
Ulrich Ladurner, born in 1962 in Meran, studied Political Science and History in Innsbruck. Since 1999 he writes as a reporter for “Die Zeit” from Iraq, Iran, Afghanistand and Pakistan. Numerous publications.