‘Thanathorn: the rise and fall of a Thai political icon’ – Nikkei Asia

‘Thanathorn: the rise and fall of a Thai political icon’ – Nikkei Asia

‘Can the movement he founded thrive in his absence?’ asks Duncan McCargo in a painstakingly researched text published in Nikkei Asia this week. The piece is an adapted extract from the book Future Forward: The Rise and Fall of a Thai Political Party” by Duncan McCargo and Anyarat Chattharakul, published by NIAS Press, Copenhagen, on Sept. 30, 2020.

Thanathorn Juangroongruangkit was the hyper-leader par excellence, despite his humble demeanor and conspicuous lack of megalomania. Suspended from being an MP and then banned from political office, can the movement Thanathorn founded continue to thrive?’

Read the full text here and let us know what you think. We are @niaspress on Twitter and /NIASPress on Facebook.

Future Forward former leader
Photograph by Duncan McCargo

 

 

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