Quote of the Week: Battle Sounds

From a review of Saira Shah‘s Afghanistan memoir, The Storyteller’s Daughter:

[S]he is disturbed by the Taliban commander, met on leave in Pakistan, who tapes the sound of battles he has fought “so that I can play them later for relaxation and so that my name will live forever”
New York Times Book Review, Sunday, October 26 (nytimes.com).

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