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“Life is a tragedy for those who feel, and a comedy for those who think”*…

 

Shakespeare’s Tragedies – (Now with more Bear!)…  from teacherspayteachers.com, via Kazuya Arakawa.

* La Bruyere

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As we contemplate catharsis, we might recall that it was on this date in 1959, in the midst of the escalation of what came to be known as the Lhasa Rebellion or the Tibet Uprising, that two Chinese artillery shells landed near the palace of the Dalai Lama, triggering his flight into exile.  Within two weeks (and with the covert help of the CIA), His Holiness passed into India, where he established a government-in-exile in Dharamshala that has functioned ever since.

The Dalai Lama with his new “host,” Indian Prime Minister Nehru, in 1959

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Written by LW

March 17, 2014 at 1:01 am

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