From Thairath, April 29, 2015
Left: The new US Ambassador to Thailand reads the book “Four Reigns.” To understand Thai society, he needs to read another book too…
Middle: Thai man: Then, he will deeply understand Thai democracy.
Foreigner: Which one?
Right: “Si Thanon Chai”
[“The Four Reigns” is a classic Thai novel written by former Thai PM Kukrit Pramoj. The book helps the readers to understand deeply about Thai society through various periods. Meanwhile, “Sri Thanonchai” is a famous folk tale about a man who uses his wit and tricks to deal with problems. Thailand here is humorously compared to Sri Thanonchai because of its ability to adjust to get through difficult situations.]