Burma’s Aung San Suu Kyi has lessons for all democracies
It takes an almost religious faith in democracy to transform a dictatorship. Burmese opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi lived under house arrest, or the threat of it, for two decades as she fought against one of the world’s most repressive regimes. For most of her confinement, it looked as if her efforts were bound to fail. Her ultimate success, which made her a key partner in the stunning transformation of her country, is a testament to the power of patience.