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Political gambit being played out at The Hague

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If you want a moral-based analysis of politics, go see a monk. You would then feel good about yourself, but still wouldn’t understand politics. If you want to understand politics, read a political analysis, but then you would hate politics. 

In regard to the case of the disputed 4.6 square kilometres surrounding Phreah Vihear temple now before the International Court of Justice (ICJ), the Cambodian government is playing an astute political game, the Thai government is not. 

Nationalism is an emotional commitment, a sentiment found in every nation. It encourages passion, brings unity and forges the path towards national goals. Nations and empires, great and small, authoritarian and democratic, are built on the basis of nationalism. 

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