The Failure of Thailand's Democracy

Pubblicato il 26 maggio 2010 12:00 | Ultimo aggiornamento: 26 maggio 2010 12:00

NEW YORK — A week before the Thai Army cleared anti-government demonstrators out of Bangkok and sent them packing back to their rural homes, a reporter at the daily State Department news briefing in Washington asked whether there were any “broader implications” about democracy in that country.

“I’m not sure that now is the time for kind of sweeping statements,” replied the department spokesman, Philip J. Crowley. “There is — there are fundamental fissures within

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