December 27, 2013

Thailand's Silent Coup

Sin-ming Shaw, Project Syndicate

The Associated Press

Thailand is once again being convulsed by extreme partisan politics, with the country’s polarization playing out on Bangkok’s streets. Several people have been killed, and many more have been injured. The sense that Thailand has been through all of this before would be mildly reassuring were it not for a nagging fear that this decent and prosperous society may be set to destroy its democracy.

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TAGGED: Yingluck Shinawatra, Bangkok, Thailand


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