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_cJRU Library
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_b.T367 2021
100 _aThant Myint-U
245 _aThe hidden history of Burma :
_brace, capitalism, and the crisis of democracy in the 21st century /
_cThant Myint-U
300 _axix, 294 pages ;
_c22 cm
336 _2rdacontent
337 _2rdamedia
338 _2rdacarrier
504 _aIncludes bibliographical references (pages 267-276) and index.
520 _a"How did one of the world's "buzzy hotspots" (Fodor's 2013) become one of the top ten places to avoid (Fodor's 2018)? Less than a decade ago, the world cheered as a dictatorship crumbled and internationally beloved Nobel Laureate Aung San Suu Kyi emerged from twenty years of house arrest. Yet just three years after her landslide victory at the polls, the country stands accused of war crimes and the expulsion of hundreds of thousands of Rohingya Muslims. As an historian, former diplomat, and presidential advisor, Thant Myint-U was part of the momentous changes that pulled Burma toward democracy, working with the ex-generals and meeting many of the country's biggest supporters, from Bono to Barack Obama. Yet no one was prepared to Burma's underlying challenges, from fast- rising inequality, disintegrating state institutions, and the impacts of climate change, to the rise of China next door and the issues of race, religion, and "national identity" deeply rooted in the country's traumatic colonial past. In this riveting insider's diagnosis of a country at a breaking point, Thant Myint-U shows that Burma's perils, far from being unique, are many of the same facing all of us. Burma is a warning for the world"--Provided by publisher
521 _aAdult
546 _aText in English
651 _aBurma
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