New, darker portrait of legendary American
รูปคนอเมริกันที่เป็นตำนานคนใหม่ และเข้มขึ้น

New, darker portrait of legendary American – AP, January 17, 2012
…But Washington executed an about-turn and began to back assorted Asian strongmen and the French in colonial Indochina – “a scurvy race” he called them – on grounds that it was fighting the greater menace of Communism. Thompson became disillusioned and angry.
He was devastated when Pridi was ousted in a coup followed by the killings of many of his followers and a succession of thuggish leaders from the military, which remains a powerful force in Thai politics to this day…

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2 Responses to New, darker portrait of legendary American
รูปคนอเมริกันที่เป็นตำนานคนใหม่ และเข้มขึ้น

  1. Wiz says:

    This information about the darker side of Jim Thomson is the basis of the Docu-drama “Pom Mai” (Silk Knot) created by The Nation Television (owned by The Nation Group – the publisher of the Nation Newspaper/Bangkok Biznews/Nation Weekend) which has been broadcast in the defunct ITV in 2001
    You can purchase the DVDs set of this Docu-Drama (1 set consists of 5 DVDs) though.
    http://www.weloveshopping.com/template/a14/showproduct.php?pid=11654125&shopid=3315
    http://th.wikipedia.org/wiki/%E0%B8%9B%E0%B8%A1%E0%B9%84%E0%B8%AB%E0%B8%A1

  2. laosuwan says:

    does anyone know who took over the silk industry Jim Thompson created after he died?

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