Cambodia's Curse: The Modern History of a Troubled Land (First Edition)

Cambodia's Curse: The Modern History of a Troubled Land (First Edition)

written by Joel Brinkley, 1952-2014 (New York, NY: PublicAffairs Books, 2011, originally published 2011), 416 page(s)

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Abstract / Summary
A generation after the Khmer Rouge, Cambodia shows every sign of having overcome its history--the streets of Phnom Penh are paved; skyscrapers dot the skyline. But under this façade lies a country still haunted by its years of terror. Joel Brinkley won a Pulitzer Prize for his reporting in Cambodia on the fall of the Khmer Rouge regime that killed one quarter of the nation's population during its years in power. In 1992, the world came together to help pull the small nation out of the mire. Cambodia became a United Nations protectorate--the first and only time the UN tried something so ambitious. What did the new, democratically-elected government do with this unprecedented gift? In 2008 and 2009, Brinkley returned to Cambodia to find out. He discovered a population in the grip of a venal government. He learned that one-third to one-half of Cambodians who lived through the Khmer Rouge era have P.T.S.D.--and its afflictions are being passed 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.
Field of Interest
World History
Author
Joel Brinkley, 1952-2014
Publisher
Public Affairs Books
Copyright Message
Copyright © 2011 by Perseus Book Group
Content Type
General reference book
Format
Text
Original Publication Date
2011
Page Count
416
Publication Year
2011
Publisher
PublicAffairs Books
Place Published / Released
New York, NY
Subject
World History, Global Issues, History, Social Sciences, War and Violence, Human Rights and Public Health, Cambodia Khmer Rouge Regime (1975-1979), Cambodian, Vietnamese, Military occupation, War, Violence, Genocide victims, Genocide, Invasions, Communism, Political corruption, Massacre at Po Chrey, Cambodia, April 1975, Cambodian Holocaust, 1975-1979, Cambodian Civil War, 1970-1975, Law, Politics & Policy, History, Guerra y Violencia, Guerra e Violência, Derechos Humanos y Sanidad Pública, Direitos Humanos e Saúde Pública, Camboya, Camboja, Vietnã, Khmer Rouge, Pol Pot, 1925-1998, Cambodia, Vietnam, Cambodian, Vietnamese, 20th Century in World History (1914--2000)
Keywords and Translated Subjects
Guerra y Violencia, Guerra e Violência, Derechos Humanos y Sanidad Pública, Direitos Humanos e Saúde Pública, Camboya, Camboja, Vietnã

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