Buddhism, Asian Values, and Democracy

  title={Buddhism, Asian Values, and Democracy},
  author={Dalai Lama Xiv Bstan-dzin-rgya-mtsho},
  journal={Journal of Democracy},
  pages={3 - 7}

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