Friday, May 16, 2014

Little Known Fact

The Communist Manifesto was first translated into the Thai language in 1953 by the US embassy to persuade Thailand’s government to take a tougher stance against communism by revealing the threat of its ideas.

One of the translators, Chit Phumisak, was sufficiently impressed by the Communist Manifesto's arguments to declare himself a communist whereupon he ended up in jail and was subsequently murdered on release. 

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