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Free read ↠ E-book, or Kindle E-pub ï Andrew MacGregor Marshall Greater 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

Summary A Kingdom in Crisis

Free read Å A Kingdom in Crisis 109 ¿ 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 g 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. This book is somewhat difficult to rate It was the only English language book I could find about the recent politics of modern Thailand The author is also brave in covering the topics that he does which got the book banned and forced him to leave the country For those things I gave it stars and think it's worth reading for those interested in the country I did feel like I learned a good amount about Thai history however I did feel like it could have been done better There is a lot of narration and play by play of important political events but often I wanted background and historical context to help it all make senseIt's worth noting that the book is banned in Thailand and has some potentially serious penalties associated if you bring it into the country like several years in prison and large fines Something to think about if you're planning to travel there

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A Kingdom in CrisisStruggling 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