The Hidden History of Burma


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Precariously positioned between China and India, Burma’s population has suffered dictatorship, natural disaster and the dark legacies of colonial rule. But when decades of military dictatorship finally ended and internationally beloved Nobel laureate Aung San Suu Kyi emerged from long years of house arrest, hopes soared. World leaders including Barack Obama ushered in waves of international support. Progress seemed inevitable. In this insider’s diagnosis of a country at a breaking point, historian, former diplomat and presidential advisor Thant Myint-U dissects how a singularly predatory economic system, fast-rising inequality, disintegrating state institutions, the impact of new social media, the rise of China next door, climate change and deep-seated feelings around race, religion and national identity all came together to challenge the incipient democracy.

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Precariously positioned between China and India, Burma’s population has suffered dictatorship, natural disaster and the dark legacies of colonial rule. But when decades of military dictatorship finally ended and internationally beloved Nobel laureate Aung San Suu Kyi emerged from long years of house arrest, hopes soared. World leaders including Barack Obama ushered in waves of international support. Progress seemed inevitable. In this insider’s diagnosis of a country at a breaking point, historian, former diplomat and presidential advisor Thant Myint-U dissects how a singularly predatory economic system, fast-rising inequality, disintegrating state institutions, the impact of new social media, the rise of China next door, climate change and deep-seated feelings around race, religion and national identity all came together to challenge the incipient democracy.

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Author Myint-U Thant Published by Atlantic Books ISBN 9781786497901 EAN 9781786497901 Bic Code Cover Paperback

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