But as a Western diplomat in Rangoon told me, “The generals don’t care what the rest of the world thinks about them, because they don’t think about the rest of the world.” ... The courage of Burmese to help a foreign journalist is a sign that they still hold some faith in the decency of the outside world. I doubt the world deserves it.
Myat Min decided to pursue his passion for English literature at Rangoon University; he dreamed of a life immersed in ideas, "like walking through the forest in the dead of night."
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