Saturday, May 22, 2010

Bangkok Burning

I wrote a month ago about Thailand expressing my concerns over its future. Well, stuff happened fast. We all saw the 2 month siege in prime areas in Bangkok. Class antagonism was thick in the air denied, of course, by those on top. "Class? What class? We are Thais. We love each other!. Sure.

My latest column on this topic is here:

Sunday, May 09, 2010

History Repeats Itself

Karl Marx was a man of great soundbites. One of his classic ones was this: History Repeats Itself. First as Tragedy, second as Farce.

It takes a novelist of history tales to drive home the point of how foolish this entire US war policy in Afghanistan is.

Read it here.