March 10, 2011 5:22 PM

Once a Dalai Lama, always a Dalai Lama, retired or not

By "retiring" from political life, what the Dalai Lama really is doing is prodding Tibetan exiles to take more initiative and stand up for themselves. It's a surprisingly difficult struggle. The reality is that the Dalai Lama is too towering a figure to really retire from politics. He holds a lifetime job.

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