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The Burma Spring: Aung San Suu Kyi and the new struggle for the soul of a nation

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Since the late 1980s Burma (Myanmar) has been governed by the vice-like grip of a military dictatorship. In a country struggling for basic human rights the beacon of democratic hope is embodied in Aung San Suu Kyi.

Author Rena Pederson provides plenty of visceral details as she brings Aung San's story to the world's attention.  Suu Kyi has endured  personal hardships such as spending fifteen years under  house arrest and having her personal character discredited with malicious untruths by the ruling junta.  Inspite of the latter maltreatment  "Daw Suu" a Nobel Peace Prize  winner holds steadfastly to the principles of nonviolence and peaceful negotiations in order to bring back freedom and openess to  her country.

Aung San is a remarkable woman who has not been deterred from wanting to help lead her country to a brighter future.