The dominant narrative on the Taliban takeover of Afghanistan erases the decades of imperial violence Afghans suffered.
Anila Daulatzai is a socio-cultural anthropologist. Her research centres on serial war, militarisation, and racialisation, particularly in Afghanistan... and Pakistan. She is the Chancellor’s Fellow at UC Berkeley, in the Department of Anthropology.
Chuck Lorre and Reza Aslan’s new CBS sitcom is another iteration of Hollywood’s classic ‘white saviour’ story.