George V. Reilly

A Talib at Yale

A very in­ter­est­ing piece in last Sunday’s New York Times magazine: A Talib at Yale. Sayed Rah­mat­ul­lah Hashemi is the former "roving am­bas­sador" for the Taliban, now studying at Yale. An in­ter­est­ing and improbable life story.

The right-wing bl­o­gos­phere is furious about it. I say it’s better to co-opt moderate former Talibs than to freeze them out.

Besides, his B-grades at Yale are better than George Bush’s "Gentle­man’s-C".

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