Sons of Liberty
Your leading article on democracy in Asia misunderstood why a Thai middle-class that once rallied against military rule brought down two democratic governments in Bangkok [Jan. 12]. Supporters of the People's Alliance for Democracy (PAD) were those who could no longer tolerate the massive abuse of power of an elected government so mired in corruption. Yes, the protesters wore the colors of the beloved monarchy, but they were targeting a gang of crony politicians, not the institutions of democracy itself. Rather than impede democratic progress, the PAD phenomenon has clearly advanced civil society...

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