(Kent’s article ran in the Guardian, 2/1.)

Three years ago, as yet another script about the war in Iraq crossed my desk, I became very aware that the story had moved on – but that the arts and, to some extent, the media had not. Afghanistan was going to be the challenge for western foreign policy for the next decade, yet in early 2008 there was not much reporting of it, and no artistic response to the war except for The Kite Runner.

via www.guardian.co.uk

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