Burma: The Way to Socialism

Once they have attained wealth or fame, most alumni like to do something nice for their alma mater. Not so Burma's military strongman, General Ne Win, an alumnus of Rangoon University, who last week handed his old school a painful surprise. On his orders, an army demolition team marched on campus and blew up the two-story Student Union building, whose brick walls have echoed for 34 years with the student arguments of such leaders as Aung San, father of Burma's independence, ex-Premier U Nu, now under house arrest, and capable U Thant,...

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