Prof Steinberg presents one of the few unbiased studies of Burma. Being familiar with a wide variety of authors on Burma, I know of no others who can so delicately balance his critique of the Burmese regime with a critique of Western policy toward Burma.
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Dominic J Nardi (FreeDom4)
I am a recent law school grad with an interest in Southeast Asia legal issues. Unfortunately for my checkbook, ever since high school I have been addicted to good books. I have eclectic tastes, although … more
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An examination of Burma and its military regime. The author explores issues of authority and legitimacy in Burma's politics, economics, social structure and culture since the popular uprising and military coup of 1988. He also analyzes the origins of that year's events.