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Calling all expat liberals living in Thailand… 

Jun 17. 2019
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Re: “Liberals: A personal attack is not a valid argument”, Have Your Say, yesterday.

Liberalism and socialism are two different beliefs. The so-called Burmese Way to Socialism clearly led that country into absolute poverty, and today it is still struggling to overcome many difficulties that are a legacy of that era. In contrast, countries based on true liberal principles invariably enjoy prosperity and are places where people want to live. Canada is a case in point – an open, friendly country where people enjoy a high standard of living.

In today’s world the storm clouds of neo-fascism are gathering. There are those who want to destroy the post-World War II institutions that have ensured peace, prosperity and development.

To those European expats living here in Thailand who are concerned about what is happening in their home countries and the uncertainties caused by Brexit, please feel free to contact me via [email protected] A local group is needed that will uphold liberal democracy in the fight to make the world a better place.

Ian Martin

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