Afghanistanism

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Etymology[edit]

Afghanistan +‎ -ism

Noun[edit]

Afghanistanism ‎(countable and uncountable, plural Afghanistanisms)

  1. The practice of concentrating on problems in distant parts of the world while ignoring controversial local issues.
  2. Hopelessly arcane and irrelevant scholarship.
  3. Fascination with exotic, faraway lands.