Interesting posts on D.T. Suzuki and Jodo Shinshu and Other-Power over at The Buddhist Nerd Haven, and a good article on China’s (stage) management of Tibet courtesy of the New York Times.

Also, the National Review takes note of the controversy over making Buddhism the state religion in Thailand. Funny, the NR telling Thailand, a country with an active and virulent Muslim insurgency within its borders, to exercise patience and discretion in dealing with a terrorist threat. Physician, heal thyself. To be fair, the writer Doug Bandow, who had some Abramoff-related troubles in the past, also writes for antiwar.com and so is not in lockstep with the NR party line. In fact, Buckley himself declared “the American objective in Iraq has failed” a while ago, but no one paid the old man any heed.

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