Our author suggests:
“Pakistan’s original sin — the reason for its instability, its dysfunctional politics, and the penetration of its state and society by religious fanaticism — was the brutal influence of military rule in that republic’s short life. And it still is.”
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Peruvian Mario Vargas Llosa (Alvaro’s father) won the Nobel Prize for Literature.