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Massoud Chic

An emailer: 

Re: Massoud.

I worked in a very minor capacity for the CIA back in the mid 80’s. Afghanistan was big news back then and Massoud was a folk hero to the people who worked on the Afghan issue. I remember feeling shocked and surprisingly sad when I read a news article about his assassination in the local paper (a very small article in the back portion of the front page section). When I read your article, I couldn’t help but remember the old days and think, yeah, I’d like a Massoud t-shirt, too.

John J. Miller is the national correspondent for National Review and the director of the Dow Journalism Program at Hillsdale College. His new book is Reading Around: Journalism on Authors, Artists, and Ideas.

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