This is the best socio-political essay of the past 50 years, because it describes irrefutably what has happened to our so-called leaders (he calls them the Permanent Managerial Class, or PMC) as Afghanistan has reverted to a Muslim emirate.
It’s not too long — and even if it is, it will be the best time you’ve spent all day, perhaps all year. It’s impossible to summarize (like all good essays), but here’s my favorite part:
How long it will take for their institutions to disappear, or before they end up toppled by popular discontent and revolution, no one can know. But at this point, I think most people on some level now understand that it really is only a matter of time.
Go there now, and read all of it. I’ve read it three times. (Thankee, Insty)