You gotta love this:
Title: Feasibility Study for Cigarette Manufacturing in Afghanistan. Author: USAID/Afghanistan. Publisher: Thomas H. Miner & Associates, Chicago.
Really, what can you say about this study?
Well, it’s from 1965, that’s what. US development projects in Afghanistan back in the day were rather interesting. The Helmand Valley Authority, for one [sorry about that!]. And then there was the USAID guy in Kandahar who drove a giant pink Cadillac, which the locals set on fire one day. If you wanted to destroy something symbolic during a riot, you just could not do better than that. Good stuff.
Want to read the cigarette study? Too bad. It’s buried in a corn field in Nebraska.
Whoops…and in a gorge in Ithaca.