Daily Archives: May 20, 2010

Gideon Rachman

For connoisseurs of British class distinctions, I would particularly recommend this article by Ben Macintyre, on the subtle distinctions between David Cameron and Nick Clegg. Both posh – but in different ways, it seems. My favourite line is where Macintyre notes that Clegg’s Russian great uncle was”clubbed to death by his own peasants, which carries a certain aristo cachet.”

For those interested in Thailand, here is an audio slideshow that I put together with the Ft.com team yesterday. And I can also recommend Joshua Kurzlantick’s piece in Foreign Policy. Less sophisticated, perhaps, than McCargo’s piece that I linked to yesterday – but still definitely worth reading.