Legitimacy and the Taliban

Brad Patty

24 days ago

March 05, 2020

A brief discussion of political legitimacy, both in general and as it pertains to the peace negotiations with the Taliban. The pieces cited are The Basic Requirements of Nationhood, which contains the main conceptual model for legitimacy, and The Basic Requirements of Nationhood II: American Nationhood, which defends the American model particularly.

About the Author

Brad Patty

Dr. Patty advised US Army units in Iraq on information operations as part of more than a decade's involvements in America's wars. His work has received formal commendations from the 30th Heavy Brigade, the 2nd Brigade, 1st Armored Division, the 3rd Infantry Division and the 1st Cavalry Division. Dr. Patty holds his PhD in Philosophy from the University of Georgia, as well as a Master's in history from Armstrong in Savannah.