Royal Family Thais

Four Reigns

by Kukrit Pramoj, translated by Tulachandra

Kukrit Pramoj: His Wit and Wisdom

edited by Steve Van Beek
The octogenarian Thai scholar and statesman Kukrit Pramoj once gave this advice on how to behave in his country: There are certain institutions which a Thai respects…. They are his religion, which is mostly Buddhist, his King and his parents. If you say to a Thai that his politicians are …

Graham Greene and ‘The Quiet American’

When I first made a TV film about Vietnam, in 1969, the director asked me to quote from Graham Greene’s novel The Quiet American; I did, and later one of the TV critics wrote that I saw the country with a second-hand imagination. Certainly I had read the book when …