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Read É A Kingdom in Crisis 100 Ø Struggling to emerge from a despotic past Thailand stands at a defining moment in its history Scores have been killed on the streets of Bangkok Freedom of speech is routinely denied Democracy appears increasingly distant Long dreaded by Thais the death of King Bhumibol Adulyadej is expected to unleash even greater insStruggling to emerge from a despotic past Thailand stands at a defining moment in its history Scores have been killed on the streets of Bangkok Freedom of speech is routinely denied Democracy appears increasingly distant Long dreaded by Thais the death of King Bhumibol Adulyadej is expected to unleash even. As an American who has never paid much attention to Asian politics I found this book to be absolutely fascinating This book is obviously written for a Western audience as Andrew MacGregor Marshall walks readers through the history of Thailand’s monarchy its current uasi constitutional monarchy and the ongoing battle to gain control of the country as the death of its do nothing king looms near While the book is well researched MacGregor Marshall approaches Thai politics from the perspective of someone used of idea of Western democracy for all He sides against the Thai elites in hoping that everyone will have the rightability to vote but he does little to capture the political voice of the rural poor and upcoming middle class except in describing what seems like endless coups and protests in the last ten years The author does a great job in encapsulating the power struggle between the elites the monarchy and anyone who attempts to upset the status uo; and the repressiveness of its censorship laws This book is a good catalyst of anyone looking for further insight into Thai politics

Summary ✓ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook ✓ Andrew MacGregor Marshall

Or Marshall is one of the only journalists covering contemporary Thailand who tells the whole story He provides a comprehensive explanation that makes sense of the crisis for the first time revealing the unacknowledged succession conflict that has become entangled with the struggle for democracy in Thailand. Though I already knew the stance of the author and the fact that the book is banned in Thailand I can't help but feel that this account of the Thai monarchy and it's role could have been informative had the author remained a little objective There are times when details feel like they have been omitted or edited slightly to accommodate the author's personal views and judgements It is an interesting read but I feel there have been better works written on the Thai Royal Family which are less focused on the author's opinions and about presenting the facts for the reader to make up their own mind about the situation

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A Kingdom in CrisisGreater instability Yet in spite of the impact of the crisis and the extraordinary importance of the royal succession they have never been comprehensively analyzed because Thailand's draconian lese majesté law has silenced most discussion until now Breaking Thailand's draconian lese majesté Andrew MacGreg. This book had a lot of facts and the author did a lot of research I did learn a lot about Thailand if you like non fiction you would like this book I won this book on Goodreads Thank you