Cambodia's Curse: The Modern History of a Troubled Land
PublicAffairs, 2011 M04 12 - 416 páginas
A Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist describes how Cambodia emerged from the harrowing years when a quarter of its population perished under the Khmer Rouge. A generation after genocide, Cambodia seemed on the surface to have overcome its history -- the streets of Phnom Penh were paved; skyscrapers dotted the skyline. But under this façe lies a country still haunted by its years of terror. Although the international community tried to rebuild Cambodia and introduce democracy in the 1990s, in the country remained in the grip of a venal government. Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Joel Brinkley learned that almost a half of Cambodians who lived through the Khmer Rouge era suffered from P.T.S.D. -- and had passed their trauma to the next generation. His extensive close-up reporting in Cambodia's Curse illuminates the country, its people, and the deep historical roots of its modern-day behavior.
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They removed Hun Chea's license plate? A few days later I asked Cambodia's
minister of information, Khieu Kanharith, about the incident. The police removed
the license plate? He had to think for a moment but finally managed to say, “You
moment but finally managed to say, “You try to cover the plates because it's
harder to sell a car if it's been in an accident.” As a reporter, sometimes it's hard to
keep a straight face. But then, being the information minister in Cambodia is a
During the Vietnamese occupation, from 1979 to 1989, a young Khmer Rouge
officer named Hun Sen was named prime minister. He was barely educated, but
clever and utterly ruthless—as one might expect of a young man trained by the ...
Then came Kenneth Quinn, who decided, logically enough, that he could do the
most good by forming a close relationship with Prime Minister Hun Sen. But in
Washington by then, Hun Sen was the villain of Cambodia, roundly despised for
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LibraryThing ReviewCrítica de los usuarios - zmagic69 - LibraryThing
Great book, providing a high level overview of Cambodia. From the rise of Pol Pot and the Khmer Rouge, to Vietnam taking over the country in 1979, to the UN getting involved. The primary focus of the ... Leer comentario completo
LibraryThing ReviewCrítica de los usuarios - HadriantheBlind - LibraryThing
Cambodia - one of the worst suffering lands in Asia, comparable in some areas only to Burma or North Korea. The author does a good job at chronicling the sufferings of the people - corruption, famine ... Leer comentario completo
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