December 25, 2013
The Tragedy of Thailand's Politics
Tom Plate, Japan Times
The Associated Press
A country of beauty is in danger of turning into a beast. The Kingdom of Thailand, the land of the smiling people, the gorgeous countryside and a storied history as the once-upon-a-time Siam, now has a severe case of the political uglies. This constitutional democracy, anchored by a long-running monarchy, is in danger of heading down a fascist path. For America, the proper question is what, if any, is our place and role in the unfolding tragedy — what can we appropriately do to help?
TAGGED: Thaksin Shinawatra, Yingluck Shinawatra, Bangkok, Thailand