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Christian Parenti is a Nation contributing editor and faculty in New York University’s Global Liberal Studies program. He has published four books, the most recent being, Tropic of Chaos: Climate Change and the New Geography of Violence (Nation Books, 2011).
Western cartoons deemed insulting to Islam are only part of what is
fueling mob frenzy in Afghanistan. Growing rage against the presence of
foreign troops and frustration with ineffectual aid programs are feeding the