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The crisis in Thailand: blame Thaksin

By James Crabtree  

not the most popular man in Thailand

Not the most popular man in Thailand

The sit-in at Thailand’s main airport seems to be coming to a close. But the country remains deeply troubled. In many ways this should be surprising. Thailand was never colonised, has been relatively prosperous, and has a strong civic tradition rooted in its revered monarchy. Nonetheless the country is historically unstable – a coup, on average, every 3 years. And its been getting worse. William Barnes has just put up an article giving the full background -…

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