Revista The Economist | August 21/2021 | En Inglés
The Economist is a weekly publication in the English, which addresses current affairs in international relations and the economy from a global framework. Its first issue was published on September 2, 1843 under the direction of James Wilson. Although for historical reasons it defines itself as a newspaper, its current format resembles that of a magazine
The Economist es una publicación semanal, que aborda la actualidad de las relaciones internacionales y de la economía desde un marco global. Su primer número fue publicado el 2 de septiembre de 1843 bajo la dirección de James Wilson. Aunque por razones históricas se define a sí mismo como un periódico, su formato actual se asemeja al de una revista
If the propagandists of the Taliban had scripted the collapse of America’s 20-year mission to reshape Afghanistan, they could not have come up with more harrowing images. As insurgents swept into Kabul, desperate Afghans, terrified about what the victorious zealots might do, chased departing American cargo planes down the runway, trying to clamber into the landing gear and inevitably falling to their deaths. The American-backed government had surrendered without a fight—something that American officials were insisting would not happen only days before. Afghans were left in such a horrifying bind that clinging to the wheels of a hurtling aircraft seemed their best option.
America has spent $2trn in Afghanistan; more than 2,000 American lives have been lost, not to mention countless Afghan ones. And yet, even if Afghans are more prosperous now than when America invaded, Afghanistan is back to square one