The Nihilism of the Thai Protestors

Although the opposition has repeatedly said that Mr. Thaksin has maintained his power by buying votes, two of Thailand’s leading political researchers wrote in an article last week that the allegation was “dangerous nonsense” because it was policies, not vote buying, that had cemented the loyalty of many voters in the provinces to Mr. Thaksin. Mr. Thaksin instituted universal health care and microloans to farmers that were very popular among rural voters.

Read the whole piece: http://www.nytimes.com/2013/12/10/world/asia/thailand-protests.html?hp&pagewanted=all

Very disturbing

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