5% done with The Story of the Malakand Field Force

Churchill’s knowledge of the Afghans is, sadly, very similar to contemporary views on Afghan society. He sees them as savages with the (then modern) weapons of the 19th century. He sees them as less than civilized and their culture outside the realm of logic.

Of course he’s only introducing the broad landscape here, so perhaps we’ll get more nuance, however, I doubt we’ll get a more human examination of the people