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Afghanistan’s war rug industry distorts the reality of everyday trauma

The rug designs tend to contain symbols – AK-47s, 9/11 and drones – that reflect an outsider’s understanding of war. Kevin Sudeith, courtesy of WarRug.com, CC BY-SA Jamal J. Elias, University of Pennsylvania The end of the U.S.-led military intervention in Afghanistan has resulted in the withdrawal of most foreign aid workers and contractors. It may well also spell the …

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