Paula Green

Magazine Society & Environment

Contradictions In Action

An eleventh-century Burmese king honored his conversion to Theravada Buddhism by building Pagan, an imposing city containing 13,000 templesand pagodas on the fertile plains of the Irrawaddy River. Slaves constructed this spectacular homage to the teachings of the Buddha.   In the late twentieth century, a Burmese dictator commands a military government that tortures, murders, and […]

By Paula Green
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