Thailand’s 19th Nervous Breakdown

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Yes, the Thai military has thrown out the government once again, and the top general has made himself prime minister. A report from Bangkok under curfew. BANGKOK, Thailand — The normally garrulous waiter hurried about frantically as he helped move patio tables into the bowels of one of the more popular bars in Bangkok’s Silom area. “Sorry, cannot talk right now; I have to go home,” he shouted in response to my question. Similar scenes played out in adjoining nightlife and business areas, as Thais rushed to clear the city’s streets before a 10:00 p.m. curfew.Nicolas Asfouri/AFP/Getty Thailand’s latest coup d’etat was under way late Thursday night, the 19th real or attempted coup since the…

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