This article discusses the idea of how we live in a "myth" where our lives are driven by the idea that material consumption brings spiritual happiness.
How long will the western forces stay in Afghanistan? What is their level of commitment? This Banyan piece for the Economist observes a stoic attitude on the part of the Afghani people who watch and wait patiently to see what will happen. "Time will tell".
Asia has a dismal record on tackling war crimes.
This piece for The Chronicle Review focuses on the psychology of healthy people's reactions and attitudes toward students with disabilities. The commentary suggests that we harbour fears and stereotypes, and need to confront our inner judgments.