After Afghanistan

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HINDSIGHT – F. Sionil Jose – The Philippine Star August 30, 2021 | 12:00am What has happened in Afghanistanho does not directly affect us. It affects the United States, and how America then reacts in a manner that will affect its relationship with its allies – us. How will the Taliban rule? This question is asked in my story Olvidon to Dr. Salvador Puro, a Filipino doctor returned from the United States. If the Communists won in the 1970s, how will they rule? Dr. Puro replies, “They will rule just as badly because they are Filipinos – hostage to family, ethnicity and the many cultural obstruct…

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