Have Americans Forgotten Afghanistan? (The Atlantic)


In an opinion piece in the The Atlantic, President Emeritus James Wright gives a detailed account of the war in Afghanistan, a war that he says, “cries out for attention.”

“It is hard to produce evidence that most Americans or their representatives do indeed know there is a war going on. Obviously they do in a general, even an abstracted, way. And certainly they ‘care.’ But the war seldom intrudes into their world.”

Wright continues, “Americans need to assert ownership over the purposes of this war—and affirm responsibility for their costs and for those who pay these costs.”

Read the full opinion piece, published 3/25/13 by The Atlantic.

Office of Communications