The Modern History of A Troubled LandeBook - 2011
A generation after Pol Pot's regime killed one quarter of the nation's population, Cambodia shows every outward sign of having overcome its devastating history ђ́أ the streets of Phnom Penh are paved; skyscrapers dot the skyline. But behind this fa©ʹade lies a country still haunted by its years of terror.In 2008 and 2009, Joel Brinkley ђ́أ who won a Pulitzer Prize for his reporting on the fall of the Khmer Rouge ђ́أ returned to Cambodia. He discovered a population in the grip of a venal government. He learned that between one third and one half of Cambodians who lived through the Khmer Rouge era suffer from post-traumatic stress disorder, and that 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 behaviour. This is a devastating and important look at Cambodia today.
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