Letters reveal true views of UK diplomats

Letters reveal true views of UK diplomats - Huffington Post, October 18, 2009
...Anthony Rumbold, Britain's ambassador to Thailand from 1965 to 1967, mocked his hosts for an apparent lack of culture. "They have no literature, no painting and only a very odd kind of music; their sculpture, ceramics and dancing are borrowed from others, and their architecture is monotonous and interior decoration hideous," Rumbold wrote.
"Nobody can deny that gambling and golf are the chief pleasures of the rich, and that licentiousness is the main pleasure of them all," he said...

And Anthony Rumbold's 1967 letter about Thailand

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