COMMUNISTS: Cool Welcome

Afghanistan, ancient home of an untamed and fierce race, has cold winters and a cold heart for invaders from the north. From as far back as recollection goes—to the Scythians, the Kushans, the White Huns, the Mongols of Genghis Khan and the Tatars of Tamerlane—only woe has come from across the River Oxus to the high plateaus and valleys where 12 million Afghans ride their horses and camels, herd their flocks, fight their feuds and tend their bazaars. The instinctive memory of it blew like a cooling wind across preparations for Afghanistan's...

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