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NYRB: Thunder from Tibet

Author: Robert J. Barnett
May 28, 2008

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Robert Barnett reviews Pico Iyer's account of the Dalai Lama.  Barnett writes that while the book focuses on the Dalai Lama’s modern spirituality it has metamorphosed in light of the May 2008 Tibetan protests. The book now seems to touch on the question: "can a leader who aims to serve the spiritual yearnings of a world community deal with the specific needs of his nation?"

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