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Michael Sullivan
Thailand: Cracking Down on the Monkhood
Thailand is in crisis. This summer, the military took control of the country in a dramatic coup. The king is nearing 90, and the economy is in the doldrums. And the Buddhist monkhood-- traditionally a stabilizing force in Thai society -- has been shaken by corruption and sex scandals. Now, Thailand's new military leader is pledging to root out corruption--starting in the monasteries, with Thailand's so-called 'misbehaving monks.'

Duncan McCargo, professor of political science at University of Leeds in England 
Justin McDaniel, professor of religious studies at the University of Pennsylvania

Our feature story was produced by Michael Sullivan, with help from Jonathan Miller, Jocelyn Frank, and Laura Kwerel. All photos by Michael Sullivan.