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By Ethan Casey

Casey updates his knowing of the Pakistan event and units it inside of a context of modern and modern background. He humanises family politics, attitudes in the direction of the West and India in addition to the Kashmir and Afghanistan concerns. His literary reportage demystifies the uneasy position Pakistan occupies in an doubtful global.

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Then read the book from the front through Dien Bien Phu. Most people pick it up and flip through it randomly looking for Top Secret reports. Or they look in the index to find themselves. ’ The Experts consists of 439 pages of nothing but direct quotations from politicians, professors, and press pundits, all purporting to understand what was happening or to know what was going to happen in Vietnam, arranged chronologically. Published by Lyle Stuart in 1975, it amounts to a narrative of mounting horror and increasingly tortuous self-delusion.

But I don’t think he will succeed,’ he said, falteringly. ’ To make a short cut, Haji and I climbed a chain-link fence, and I watched with horrified admiration as this diabetic sexagenarian jumped ten feet to the ground. Around us, men and boys streamed away in groups, chanting: ‘Azaadi! Azaadi! ’ Freedom! I spent a lot of time on the ground in Kashmir with Kashmiris, then later stepped back and looked at it again from afar. And I listened not only to Kashmiris’ stories, but also to their opinions and to what they said they wanted.

I was still new to the scale of it, the horror of the things that happened daily, the grief. ‘What Indian Army do is, they capture a boy,’ explained Haji. ‘They put him in car or van, they drive him little further, where no people are. They take him out of car and tell him to run. ’ He runs. ’ He paused. I looked up. His habitual ironic grin was gone. His eyes were wet. ‘But I don’t think he will succeed,’ he said, falteringly. ’ To make a short cut, Haji and I climbed a chain-link fence, and I watched with horrified admiration as this diabetic sexagenarian jumped ten feet to the ground.

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