Spain then, Thailand today

April 6, 2010

An interesting essay on possible parallels between Republican Spain and Thailand today, in the Asia Times:

Some foreign observations, reporting and analyses suggest the conflicts in Thai politics that are now being voiced on the streets of Bangkok are of the kind that brought many foreigners to the war against the Spanish fascists. However, the current strife in Thailand is less amenable to depiction in the stark contrasts between the white against black hats in 1930s Spain.

More here.