Each country or society develops at different paces. We, The United States of America, are considered civilized!
Some current countries, societies or communities do not act in a civilized manner. Many use violence, rape & torcher as their common means to interact. Other countries, societies, or so called communities see terrorism and para-terrorism as normal and common means to gain power.
We are Civilized, we act in a Civilized manner, the article that made the cover of News Week about the Taliban and women is a tragedy. I hope the United Nations, Human Rights Watch, and Amnesty International are responding appropriately to this reported incident.
As a democracy we educate, communicate, and come together in an orderly fashion to agree or agree to disagree.