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Tuesday, September 25, 2007

A Possible Change of Government in Myanmar

A New York Times story reports that protests against the authoritarian regime in Myanmar continue into the 8th day as Buddhist monks once again peacefully take to the streets. Why are their demonstrations succeeding? It’s the use of peaceful action. The government finds it to risky to brutally put down well organized pacifists, which could cause violent demonstrations by thousands more.

It is simple economics. The likelihood that an authoritarian regime will tolerate opposition increases as the costs of suppression increase. The cracks are beginning to form in Myanmar...

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