In reading Gideon Rachman’s interview with Abhisit Vejjajiva (Prime Minister Thailand) was struck again by the size of the challenge this economic crisis is posing globally. Vejjajiva speaks of his previous experience of the World Bank and its cautious approach. Also as the Western World struggles to sort itself out there must be a risk to a number of the emerging democratic governments worlwide. Some would argue there may be risks to the survival of some of the democratic governments in the West. Interesting interview with the British born and educated leader of Thailand.