Thomas Borchert

Thomas Borchert is Chairman and Professor, Department of Religion, University of Vermont, and a former Visiting Fellow, ISEAS – Yusof Ishak Institute.

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Thai Monks who Drink and Their Lay Supporters

Thomas Borchert

Recent media reporting about a Thai monk caught drunk and indecently exposed follows a long line of attention-grabbing headlines about monastic misbehaviour. Even so, Thai attitudes about such rule-breaking are more nuanced than these reports would suggest.