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Taliban fighters chant slogans during a celebration marking the first anniversary of the withdrawal of US-led troops from Afghanistan, in front of the U.S. Embassy in Kabul, Afghanistan, Wednesday, Aug. 31, 2022. (AP Photo/Ebrahim Noroozi)

History As It Happens: Taliban redux

One year after the U.S. withdrawal, and a generation after seizing power for the first time, the Taliban returned to Kabul last August after enduring another long war with foreign invaders. Why do Afghanistan's holy warriors continue to mystify the world?

Anti-abortion demonstrators, including Phyllis Schlafly, foreground, rally at the U.S. Supreme Court in Washington, D.C., on June 29, 1992.  The high court upheld most provisions of a restrictive Pennsylvania abortion law.  (AP Photo/Marcy Nighswander)

History As It Happens: Phyllis Schlafly prevails

Historian and Schlafly biographer Donald Critchlow discusses the crusader's legacy in light of the conservative movement's success in ending a constitutional right to an abortion. It is a timely reminder of the importance of persuasion in politics.