The Moment

Kerek Wongsa / Reuters

In buddhist-dominated Thailand, people understand the concept of a long cycle of suffering before salvation. Yet even the faithful must be tiring of the farcical merry-go-round of Thai politics. On Dec. 2, a Thai court dissolved the People Power Party (PPP) because of electoral fraud, ending Prime Minister Somchai Wongsawat's tenure as the country's third premier in 2008. After more than two years in political crisis, Thailand is back to square one.

The court decision was greeted with euphoria by thousands of antigovernment protesters who had blockaded Bangkok's two airports for over...

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