The Washington Post: “ King Bhumibol of Thailand’s real legacy: remarkable political legitimacy”

Thailand is mourning its beloved King Bhumibol Adulyadej, who died last week after 70 years on the throne. During his long reign, Thailand shifted from a poor agricultural economy to a prosperous upper-middle-income country. The king’s greatest achievement, though, was to create a unique form of political legitimacy that helped Thailand weather rapid changes in a turbulent region.

The Washington Post King Bhumibol of Thailand’s real legacy: remarkable political legitimacy https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/monkey-cage/wp/2016/10/22/king-bhumibol-of-thailands-real-legacy-he-established-a-remarkable-degree-of-political-legitimacy/