‘Saying the Unsayable’ reviewed in the ‘Bangkok Post’


from Press News, posted 12/13/2010 - 10:36

For some time now there has been a certain amount of froth generated in the blogosphere about a new NIAS book, Saying the Unsayable, edited by Søren Ivarsson and Lotte Isager. What has excited certain commentators is that the volume scrutinizes the image of the modern Thai monarchy as protector of the nation, guardian of tradition and the institution to bring modernity and progress to the Thai people. Even the vexed issue of Thailand’s controversial lése majesté laws is examined in detail.

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That said, this is a carefully written book, as is apparent in the first review of the volume to be published – a thoughtful piece by Chris Baker, appearing in today’s edition of the Bangkok Post. An excerpt from this is found on our website but the full review is available here.


 

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