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30 Fascinating Photos Of 1960s Afghanistan

The peaceful hues of 1960s Afghanistan paint a far different picture of the country embroiled with corruption and struggle. In 1967, Arizona State University professor Dr. Bill Podlich and his family swapped the stark, sultry summers of Tempe, Arizona for the environs of Kabul, Afghanistan. After serving in World War II, Podlich wanted to partake in a cause for peace and for that reason, he teamed up with UNESCO to work for two years at the Higher Teachers College of Kabul, Afghanistan. With him were his children, Jan and Peg, along with his wife Margaret.

When not developing relationships with his Afghani cohorts, Podlich developed his Kodachrome film, capturing a modernizing and peaceful Afghanistan that belies the harrowing images and thoughts associated with the war-torn country we see today. That is why, in Peg Podlich’s eyes, her father’s photos are so incredibly important. Says Podlich, these photos “can encourage folks to see Afghanistan and its people as they were and could be. It is important to know that we have more in common with people in other lands than what separates us.”

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Amazing! And the quality of

Amazing! And the quality of the photos is so good! Like looking through a time portal.
BTW, I didn't see anyone stoning those women in their short sleeveless dresses with no headwear!
War really brings out the nuts! What a shame...

Destruction is destructive...

Would have never guessed it, though. Thank goodness for Bastiat.

Another post that answers the

Another post that answers the oft-asked question 'what do I like about the Daily Paul?' Thank you.

10-15 million more voters need to believe in non-interventionism (liberty) at home and abroad to change America. Minds changed on Syria. Minds changing on privacy. "Printing money" is part of the dialogue. Win minds through focus, strategy.

The US, Saudis and USSR were building a highway together...

..in Afghanistan; same one the Soviets rode it on many years late as Ron Paul noted in Congress decades ago--one of those places that revealed the total BS of the official Cold War story.

It's nice to look at these photos, but they are pictures of foreign intervention, which always ends up far uglier.

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Cool pictures

"It is important to know that we have more in common with people in other lands than what separates us.”

Humans are humans are humans are humans wherever ya go.

Great post, thanks.

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