A recommended read on Burma

The New Yorker has a very interesting and captivating article on Burma, entitled “Drowning: Can the Burmese people rescue themselves?”. It’s 13 pages but worth the time.

A snippet:

Myat Min was freed from prison on July 6, 2005. He spoke of his seven years in a cell with unsettling equanimity. “The years I spent in prison were, by far, the most efficient and productive time of my life,” he said. “Outside, we waste so many hours, so many days, yet we are not satisfied with how we spend our time. In prison, I feel I have complete control of my life.”

On another note, I’ll be away visiting Canada until September 1.