TIBET: Leak on the Roof

For years now, echoes have come across the lost horizon from remote Tibet that the Chinese Communists were having trouble digesting their 1950 conquest. Many of the reports of revolt and fighting came from refugees who in their excitement did not have all the facts straight, and when the details collapsed, so did the reports. But in 1957 Peking itself confirmed that all was not well: faced with passive opposition from Tibet's powerful Buddhist lamas and landlords, the Reds announced postponement of Communist "reforms" in Tibet for another six years.

Last week the Indians, who in their anxiety not to...

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