Review: “Out of This World: Across the Himalayas to Forbidden Tibet”

Out of This World: Across the Himalayas to Forbidden Tibet (Lowell Thomas, Jr.) In 1949, the government of Tibet gave permission to Lowell Thomas, the broadcaster who made Lawrence of Arabia famous, and his son, the author of this book, to travel to Lhasa. Lhasa, the holiest city in all of Tibet, was off-limits to… Continue reading Review: “Out of This World: Across the Himalayas to Forbidden Tibet”

Review: “Waiting for the Dalai Lama: Stories from All Sides of the Tibetan Debate”

“‘It’s better if the Dalai Lama doesn’t come back. Now he is working for Tibet’s independence, and he can only do this abroad. Here he would be put away in a monastery somewhere. It could even be dangerous…. I think that the situation in Tibet won’t change until China changes. As soon as they become… Continue reading Review: “Waiting for the Dalai Lama: Stories from All Sides of the Tibetan Debate”