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A Conversation with the Dalai Lama

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When China invaded Tibet in 1950, it promised to bring modernity to the isolated feudal kingdom. Instead, it brought a reign of religious and cultural repression that drove the Tibetan government into exile, including its supreme religious and political leader. Discovered as the 14th incarnation of Tibetan Buddhism's high priest at age 2 and enthroned at 4, the Dalai Lama escaped to India in 1959 and has never returned. After 45 years of trying to preserve a nation without a land, the Dalai Lama is grappling with the future of Tibet in a startlingly pragmatic wayŚone that risks alienating his own...