Monday April 05 2010

APRIL 5 The fault lines in Thailands political and societal domains came into focus again during a mass protest recently against Prime Minister Abhisit Vejjajiva, a suave Oxford-educated leader with the image of a military-friendly globalist....

The French empire strikes back (Times Online)

In France, appearance matters, and national appearance matters a great deal. Just as Oxford Street is a pigsty compared with the sparkling Champs-Elysées, so our prime minister looks a shambles compared with the immaculately groomed President Sarkozy....