By Ted Rall
An unflinching account—in phrases and pictures—of America's longest struggle via our so much outspoken photo journalist
Ted Rall traveled deep into Afghanistan—without embedding himself with U.S. squaddies, with no insulating himself with flak jackets and armored SUVs—where nobody else might cross (except, in fact, Afghans).
He made lengthy journeys: the 1st within the wake of Sept. 11, and the subsequent ten years later to work out what a decade of U.S. profession had wrought. at the first journey, he shouted his dispatches right into a satellite tv for pc cellphone supplied by means of a la radio station, trying to clarify that the booming within the background—and occasionally the foreground—were the sounds of an all-out conflict that not anyone at domestic might fullyyt come clean with. Ten years later, the choice newspapers and radio station that had financed his first journey might now not have the funds for to ship him into harm's manner, so he grew to become to Kickstarter to fund a groundbreaking attempt to submit on-line a real-time weblog of image journalism (essentially, a nonfiction comedian) documenting what used to be particularly taking place at the flooring, filed day-by-day by means of satellite.
The results of this intrepid reporting is After We Kill You, we'll Welcome You again as commemorated Guests—a singular account of 1 decided journalist's attempt to deliver the realities of lifestyles in twenty-first-century Afghanistan to the realm within the top approach he understands how: a mixture of travelogue, images, and award-winning comics.
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New too was his denuncia tion of profit as arising out of the purchase of labour for less than the value of its product — a clear anticipation of the doctrine of surplus value which appeared two decades later in the writings of the anti-Ricardian economists, such as Thomas Hodgskin, and was developed by Karl Marx. But these views attracted little attention when they were first advanced. Francis Place and the Owenite, George Mudie, as well as Minter Morgan, knew of Hall’s writings ; and Place and Spence both corresponded with him.
But he had not yet come to formulate the political aspects of his doctrine with any precision. He was concerned with the philosophy behind it, which must be positive and scientific, as against the destructive metaphysics of the epoch that was ending.
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After We Kill You, We Will Welcome You Back as Honored Guests: Unembedded in Afghanistan by Ted Rall