The Economist print edition being withheld from Thailand again

The Economist November 30th edition will not be distributed in Thailand over some pointed comments directed at the monarchy. It is one of those articles that ends with advice for all sides with the assumption that every culture would naturally desire to behave according to Western codes of political conduct.

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2 Responses to The Economist print edition being withheld from Thailand again

  1. %%% says:

    QUOTE It is one of those articles that ends with advice for all sides with the assumption that every culture would naturally desire to behave according to Western codes of political conduct. UNQUOTE
    Try being anything other than comfortably ‘rich’ in the ‘West’ and you might just begin to appreciate just how shallow both that assumption and your own reaction to it are. One would be hard put to say that 2 world wars, the Vietnam War, 2 Iraq wars, the War on Terror , the current free market delusion and mass unemployment show any real strengths in Western codes of political conduct. One also really does wonder what the value of (business-minded) cultural awareness is when this country is so obviously intent on going down the sink. It doesn’t exactly indicate either a healthy political culture or much commonsense – regardless of where you come from.

  2. David Reid says:

    I think most people, not least those living in countries with dictatorships or failing democratic systems, appreciate the importance of free speech and the rule of law. These should not merely be seen as “Western codes of political conduct.”

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