The Nation, February 2013

"Mapping National Anxieties collects McCargo’s essays from over the years. It is one of those books best appreciated when read alongside another, in this case Tearing Apart the Land (2008).

The timing of the release couldn’t be better, because the current government, widely regarded as spineless, is actually thinking more in political terms.

"Mapping National Anxieties collects McCargo’s essays from over the years. It is one of those books best appreciated when read alongside another, in this case Tearing Apart the Land (2008).

The timing of the release couldn’t be better, because the current government, widely regarded as spineless, is actually thinking more in political terms.

Mapping National Anxieties is not about "slamming" Thailand, as some officials might perceive. It offers ways for our leaders to rethink the nation-sate construct.

…The next obvious step for Thailand’s leaders, it seems, is to come up with the courage to venture out of their comfort zone and explore other possibilities. Reading Mapping National Anxieties would be a good start."

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