Sunday, November 03, 2013

Narrative sedition

"กลียุค — Thailand’s Era of Insanity" by Andrew MacGregor Marshall.  Long, but wow!

"The queen was held upright in her seat by an attendant sitting behind her and another crouching at her feet, to prevent her keeling over in the vehicle. . . . The most haunting images of the day were photographs showing Sirikit gazing uncomprehendingly out of the van’s window, her face frozen in an eerie rictus that was probably supposed to be a smile."

By the same author:  "Thailand’s saddest secret"

'Narrative sedition': "Seditious tales in Thailand"

The Wikileaks cables continue to prove to be an invaluable source.
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