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Monday, April 16, 2007

Gordon Brown on Aung San Suu Kyi

A woman of courage

"On April 5 1989, Suu Kyi and her colleagues confronted an army unit whose rifles were raised and aimed at them. She motioned for her colleagues to step aside while she walked on alone towards the soldiers, offering herself as an easy target. An army major finally intervened and the rifles were lowered. This poignant scene, of an unarmed solitary figure advancing towards the aimed weapons of a paranoid military dictatorship, can be seen as an allegory of her struggle for freedom in her land." (Gordon Brown, Guardian Online)

Good show all round. One always suspected Jeeves to be one of those still waters that run deep. And sure enough he's only gone and written a sequel to J. F. Kennedy's "Profiles in Courage", called "Courage: Eight Profiles".

Peregrine Tweedy

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