Middle-Class Remorse : Re-embracing Liberal Democracy in the Philippines and Thailand

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Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)60-64
Journal / PublicationGlobal Asia
Issue number1
Online published30 Mar 2020
Publication statusPublished - Mar 2020


Democracy in both Thailand and the Philippines has been crippled by support given to anti-democratic forces by intellectuals who foolishly endorsed leaders who have done serious damage to the prospects for democratic governance in both countries. The middle classes that supported those views are now seized by remorse, and it remains to be seen whether a course correction in both countries is on the horizon, writes Mark R. Thompson.