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Facing uncomfortable truths

A withering assessment from the 'London Review of Books' might be the wake-up call the Democrats need to ensure they live up to their name, and their duty to Thailand

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  • Writer: Max Kolbe
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The latest edition of the London Review of Books — Europe’s most-popular intellectual periodical — makes uncomfortable reading for Thailand’s most capable politicians. 

Suave villainy: Former prime minister Abhisit Vejjajiva and Finance Minister Korn Chatikavanij should have fought at the polls, the ‘London Review of Books’ says.

What starts off as a flattering essay on the “brilliance, charm and intellect” of Democrat Party deputy Korn Chatikavanij and his “great friend and confrere Abhisit Vejjajiva” ends up being an elegant (and bare-knuckled) critique of the country’s oldest and most modern political party.

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