BURMA: Struggle for Hearts

No one in Burma seems to doubt that General Ne Win's military regime will, in due course, call general elections and hand the country back to civilian rule. But due course is not soon enough for U Nu, the moonfaced ex-Premier who called the soldiers in when his own political dominance began to crumble.

Last week U Nu was campaigning furiously—or as furiously as a Buddhist's placidity will permit—to rebuild his political power and get the military back into the barracks. In a May Day speech, he proposed a "struggle to win hearts," declaring that the country "is being confronted...

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