Tamim Ansary, exceptional author of several remarkable books, talks about his recent visit to Afghanistan with insights new to many Americans who are generally dependent on popular media for information. Listening to Tamim tell about any aspect of his life is an experience that is, in short, hard to describe but so compelling that even the most distant cultures and times loom in like a familiar reunion. I cannot imagine any better way to learn history than from this man’s personal view from anything on Othman to love letters. Hard not to pay attention. Give yourself a gift and listen to him talk about why he went and what he found. And, yes, good news, he has a new book coming out soon.