Noah Berlatsky on America's Warlord


In 2011, former defense secretary Donald Rumsfeld wrote that the Afghan warlords with whom the U.S. worked "were not saints, but then saints are in short supply in this world." In The Last Warlord, Noah Berlatsky writes in his review, Brian Glyn Williams quotes Rumsfeld approvingly—then goes on to give an account of a warlord that does in fact paint him as something very like a saint.