TITLE

Going Soft

AUTHOR(S)
Bergen, Peter
PUB. DATE
March 2000
SOURCE
New Republic;03/27/2000, Vol. 222 Issue 13, p42
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
Presents an account of the author's personal visits to Kabul, Afghanistan in the wake of the imposed control of the Taliban, a band of Islamic students. Discussion on how their previous vice and virtue laws which banned entertainment and employment for women have informally changed; Reasons as to why they have become more liberal for the sake of modernization; Job opportunities permissible for women such as working in bakeries; Details of frequent human rights abuse by the Taliban.
ACCESSION #
2907045

 

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