My school reunion Alnwick Garden May 2014(Photograph credit - George Skipper <email@example.com>)
Privilege, wealth and inequality - no, I am not this time talking about Cambodia, but my home town Alnwick in the UK, thanks to the circuitous route of a Washington Post article reproduced in the Cambodia Daily. The article (copied below) traces the landed gentry status of the Duke of Northumberland, who even today has inherited vast ownership of lands and business interests, plus to go with it considerable influence in public affairs.
Now what the article did not include was the controversy that accompanied the plans for the Alnwick Gardens. In this sense, Cambodian-watchers will see something more familiar.