Pakistan Addressing the Future, Avenging the Past

Despite a storybook election victory, Benazir Bhutto wonders if she will get the right to rule

"Stand up to the challenge. Fight against overwhelming odds. Overcome the enemy." The late Zulfikar Ali Bhutto regularly exhorted his eldest daughter with such maxims. Benazir proved to be a keen listener. "In the stories my father had told us over and over again," she writes in her new autobiography, Benazir Bhutto: Daughter of the East, "good always triumphed over evil."

To Benazir Bhutto, last week's national elections in Pakistan must have seemed the storybook fulfillment of her father's fantasies. In the first truly free elections since the late President Mohammed Zia ul-Haq began his eleven years of autocratic rule, voters...

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