SIAM: Hat-Born Hierarchs

In slumbrous, easy-going Siam the gentle comedy of deposing King Prajadhipok as Absolute Monarch and reinstating King Prajadhipok as Constitutional Monarch was wafted to its close last week.

A progressive little man, His Majesty had eagerly favored the change from the first. It permitted dismissal of his Supreme Council of State composed exclusively of Princes—all relatives of King Prajadhipok. Delighted to get rid of his relatives, some of them big men who have tried to boss and bully him, the bantamweight King ushered happily into office a Cabinet of Ministers in which there...

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