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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about a Louisville physician who was working on the Thai-Cambodian border,
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In the months that followed, tens of thousands of refugees stumbled toward
Thailand, bringing with them deadly diseases, emaciated bodies, and stories so
terrible they were hard to believe—the world's first clear image of the Khmer
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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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