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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As it turned out, in the twenty-first century a corrupt, autocratic leader was running
the country. ... When the occupying troops arrived, neither Germany nor Japan
had any remaining homegrown leaders or oligarchs, no one who had anything ...
An old leader had regained his strength while new ones had emerged. Prince
Norodom Sihanouk, the consummate self-interested monarch who was extremely
popular with most of the Cambodian people, had ruled Cambodia since 1941, ...
As the power struggles grew heated, even violent, the government grew ever
more corrupt, and the donors began pushing the leaders to live up to their
promises, to serve their people. Hun Sen, Ranariddh, and the king offered little
more than ...
The United Nations had invested years of effort and $3 billion but then dropped
the matter—except to continue bragging about its success, even as Cambodia's
leaders fell back into old patterns of selfinterested turpitude. As a result, even ...
Ask any Cambodian leader why the nation remains so stagnant while most of its
neighbors prosper, and he will blame the Khmer Rouge years. “We are a war-
torn ... Cambodia were putting several Khmer Rouge leaders on trial. But so
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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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