Many Thanks

by Joshua Foust on 12/9/2010

Thanks to those of you who’ve gone out and bought my book, Afghanistan Journal: Selections from Long term readers will find much that is familiar, though I’ve noticed, leafing through it, that having it packaged in a book makes the story of the war in Afghanistan make a tiny bit more sense.

CJ Chivers at the New York Times wrote a very nice review of it. I thank him for that, as there are many flaws in it he could have pointed out. “Though he has softened his language and tone lately,” Chivers writes, “[Mr. Foust] often does not play nice.” Too true! My tone is something I need to soften, if for no other reason that I’m realizing people actually read this stuff, so I can’t mouth off and make a joke out of ridicule the way a total unknown can.

Anyway, it is still on sale. I’m trying to get some more events lined up, so if you want me to come somewhere (and know how to pay for it!), I’m all ears.

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Joshua Foust is a Fellow at the American Security Project and the author of Afghanistan Journal: Selections from His research focuses primarily on Central and South Asia. Joshua is a correspondent for The Atlantic and a columnist for PBS Need to Know. Joshua appears regularly on the BBC World News, Aljazeera, and international public radio. Joshua's writing has appeared in the Columbia Journalism Review, Foreign Policy’s AfPak Channel, the New York Times, Reuters, and the Christian Science Monitor. Follow him on twitter: @joshuafoust

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