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The Pol Pot Regime: Race, Power, and…

The Pol Pot Regime: Race, Power, and Genocide in Cambodia under the Khmer…

by Ben Kiernan

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What was the nature of the regime that turned Cambodia into grisly killing fields and murdered or starved to death 1.7 million of the country's eight million inhabitants? In this riveting book, the first definitive account of the Khmer Rouge revolution, a world-renowned authority on Cambodia shows how an ideological preoccupation with racist and totalitarian policies led group of intellectuals to impose genocide on their own country. This edition includes a new preface recounting the fatal disintegration of the Khmer Rouge army, the death of Pol Pot, the United Nations' foray into the struggle to bring his surviving accomplices to justice, and the damning new evidence they could face.
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"I first visited Cambodia in 1975," Ben Kiernan writes. "None of the Cambodians I knew then survived the next four years." In The Pol Pot Regime, Kiernan presents the first definitive account of the four-year reign of terror known as "Democratic Kampuchea." Working very closely with Cambodian sources, including interviews with hundreds of survivors and the archived "confessions" extracted by the Khmer Rouge from political prisoners just before their execution, Kiernan depicts the horrific nature of Pol Pot and his thugs with chilling specificity, and his historical analysis makes a valuable contribution to understanding how they were able to come to power in the wake of the Vietnam War.

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Presents a comprehensive examination of the rise and fall of the Khmer Rouge revolution of the late 1970s, the brutal leadership of Pol Pot and his racist and totalitarian policies, and the struggle of the United Nations to bring order to this devastated country.… (more)

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3 editions of this book were published by Yale University Press.

Editions: 0300096496, 0300070527, 0300144342

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