An inadvertent admission?

your say January 16, 2019 01:00

Re: “Who killed Thai democracy?” Have Your Say, January 15, 2019.



Somsak Pola quoted a passage from a new book, “How Democracies Die”, by Steven Levitsky, a professor at Harvard University: “...most democratic breakdowns have been caused not by generals and soldiers but by elected governments themselves”. And: “Democratic backsliding today begins at the ballot box”.

It seems Khun Somsak has unconsciously confessed that he has been wrong in attacking the Thai military for being solely responsible for destroying democracy in Thailand – which has been proven wrong by this book.

Hence, my message to Somsak Pola: See, I told you so.

Vint Chavala 

Chiang Mai