"Our goal is to become a transit country for transport, power transmissions, gas pipelines and fiber optics," said Ashraf Ghani, the president of Afghanistan.
The following passages are excerpted from Eduardo Galeano's book "Children of the Days: A Calendar of Human History."
Valerie Tarico is a psychologist. She is the author of 'Trusting Doubt: A Former Evangelical Looks at Old Beliefs in a New Light." She is also the founder of WisdomCommons.org.