BURMA: Towards the West

When a quiet man speaks forcefully, his words carry twice the weight. Fortnight ago a quiet man, Burma's ex-Premier U Nu, spoke with decided feeling: "Our main problem arises from the existence of those inside the country who have no compunction about playing the part of stooges, spies, fifth columnists and veritable sons of bitches for distant aunts."

His Rangoon audience on Burma's Martyrs' Day did not need to ask U Nu who the distant aunts were—the Communists. And though U Nu no longer leads his country's government (he resigned two months ago),...

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