To assume that the countries of Central Asia-which share a Soviet past and a more distant past shaped by nomadic khans, but no democratic past-aspire to Western-style democratic ideals is to fundamentally misunderstand them, argues David Rieff. Their cultural and political past must be allowed to bear on their future by David Rieff ONE of […]

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