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.
... later, working for the New York Times, I was fortunate to have all the
advantages big papers provided for foreign correspondents: drivers, guides,
translators, assistants. Jay and I had none of that. We were on our own, and we
Later, after getting the result of a blood test, he realized what it was: typhoid. He
prescribed antibiotics. But I stayed home in bed, sweaty, feverish, and
hallucinatory. On Thanksgiving Day a friend brought me a big turkey drumstick.
But I had no ...
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
more recent genocidal moments in Rwanda, Bosnia, Darfur. So these later
ambassadors, particularly Kent Wiedemann, tended to view the government's
corruption and venality with little if any sympathy. Wiedemann admitted that he
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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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