‘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.
‘ 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?’
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