"Anyone who criticises the Dalai Lama is written off as a Chinese puppet. It’s just another way of shutting down debate. People in the West look upon Tibet as this ideal place, but Tibetans find it hard to have serious debates or to stand up to the Dalai Lama. It’s almost medieval."
-- Kelsang Pema, a Buddhist nun, in a Brendan O'Neill column for Spiked!