By Leo Tolstoy
Tolstoy's passionate and iconoclastic writings—on problems with religion, immortality, freedom, violence, and morality—reflect his highbrow look for fact and a faith firmly grounded in fact. the choice features a Confession," "Religion and Morality," "What Is faith, and of What Does Its Essence Consist?," and "The legislation of affection and the legislation of Violence."
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The project of establishing a state on the western model came into existence with Abdul Rahman Khan. He, by refraining from nominating his heirs to positions as 4 Hasan Kakar, op. , p. 90. Georges Agabekov, OGPU: the Russian Secret Terror, New York: Brentano’s, 1931; and Anthony Arnold, Afghanistan: the Soviet Invasion in Perspective, Stanford, CA: Hoover Institution, 1981, p. 19. 6 Hasan Kakar, op. , p. 321. 7 The neo-patrimonial state is defined by the appropriation of the partially institutionalised political centre by a group essentially oriented towards the maintenance of its own power.
30 The Sociogenesis of the Afghan State community recruitment. However, the men of certain eastern and Ghilzai Pushtun tribes were exempted from military service because of their status as ‘guardians of the frontier’. In practice this left them free to indulge in smuggling and participate in the destabilisation of the Pushtun tribes on the other side of the Durand Line. In the first half of the century officers were generally recruited from groups which had links with the authorities: the pishkhedmat, the gholam-i shah, the sons of notables (khanzadeh), and members of the royal clan.
Up to the 1950s, in the tradition of colonial ethnographic literature, an ‘essentialist’ idea of ethnicity prevailed. 13 A catalogue of objective criteria—language, history, community, religion, material interests—constituted the definition of an ethnicity, in a theoretical approach which was carried over into Soviet ethnography. Later, by contrast, Afghanistan became one of the prime fields for a new approach to ethnicity, viewed now in terms of a social rela13 Nirad C. Chaudhuri, ‘The ‘Martial Races’ of India’, Modern Review 68 (41–51), 1931, pp.
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