BURMA: Influential Translator

Tucked helplessly in an endlessly potential storm center of East-West politics, the amiable, ultranationalistic people of Burma need all the moral encouragement they can get. Last week Burma invited the U.S.'s ebullient uplifter Dale Carnegie to come and deliver a series of lectures on 1) courage, 2) systematic-mindedness, 3) noble character, 4) honesty, and 5) perseverance. He needs no introduction: Dale Carnegie's How to Win Friends and Influence People has long been a bestseller in Burma; its translator is none other than Prime Minister U Nu.


Want the full story?

Subscribe Now


Get TIME the way you want it

  • One Week Digital Pass — $4.99
  • Monthly Pay-As-You-Go DIGITAL ACCESS$2.99
  • One Year ALL ACCESSJust $30!   Best Deal!
    Print Magazine + Digital Edition + Subscriber-only Content on TIME.com

Learn more about the benefits of being a TIME subscriber

If you are already a subscriber sign up — registration is free!