Kabul: Rebuild Or Start Afresh?

Some want the 'Paris of the East' restored; others want its future to reflect the horrors of war.
June 11, 2003, 5am PDT | Chris Steins | @urbaninsight
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"Three decades of almost constant war and crushing poverty have left much of the Afghan capital in a pitiable, almost uninhabitable state. Instead of rebuilding it, argue top Afghan leaders, why not start anew?The plan goes like this: leave some of the most shattered neighborhoods as a silent monument to the horrors of war, and use millions of dollars of pledged foreign aid money to create a new Kabul on largely empty land to the north of the present-day city."

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Published on Tuesday, June 10, 2003 in The Christian Science Monitor
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