You have to be careful when using the word “tragedy.” A tragedy is different from an atrocity or crime, right? An earthquake is a tragedy, a genocide is something else.
That said, the brutalization, or “ethnic cleansing,” of the Rohingya people in Burma has an element of tragedy. I have written about this on the homepage, here.
Presiding over Burma, as civilian leader, is one of the heroines of our time: Aung San Suu Kyi. Nobel peace laureate, daughter of the nation, symbol of democracy everywhere. (I say “daughter of the nation” because her father, Aung San, is the country’s independence hero ...