Sunday, December 14, 2008

The Economist and the Siamese Monarchy

The Economist has an analysis of the Siamese monarchy, saying:

Other countries, from Spain to Brazil, have overcome dictatorial pasts to grow into strong democracies whose politics is mostly conducted in parliament, not on the streets. Thailand’s failure to follow suit is partly because “Father” has always been willing to step in and sort things out: his children have never quite had to grow up.
It is interesting how they can tag subjects of a monarchy as not having grown up, whilst the adolescence of modern democratic politics is right before their eyes.

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