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How Pol Pot Came to Power: Colonialism, Nationalism, and Communism In Cambodia, 1930-1975

How Pol Pot Came to Power Colonialism Nationalism and Communism In Cambodia How did Pol Pot a tyrant comparable to Hitler and Stalin in his brutality and contempt for human life rise to power This authoritative book explores what happened in Cambodia from to trac

  • Title: How Pol Pot Came to Power: Colonialism, Nationalism, and Communism In Cambodia, 1930-1975
  • Author: Ben Kiernan
  • ISBN: 9780300102628
  • Page: 412
  • Format: Paperback
  • How did Pol Pot, a tyrant comparable to Hitler and Stalin in his brutality and contempt for human life, rise to power This authoritative book explores what happened in Cambodia from 1930 to 1975, tracing the origins and trajectory of the Cambodian Communist movement and setting the ascension of Pol Pot s genocidal regime in the context of the conflict between colonialismHow did Pol Pot, a tyrant comparable to Hitler and Stalin in his brutality and contempt for human life, rise to power This authoritative book explores what happened in Cambodia from 1930 to 1975, tracing the origins and trajectory of the Cambodian Communist movement and setting the ascension of Pol Pot s genocidal regime in the context of the conflict between colonialism and nationalism A new preface bring this edition up to date.Praise for the first edition Given the highly secretive nature of Pol Pot s activities, the precise circumstances and manoeuvres that propelled him to the top of the heap will perhaps never be known But Kiernan has come impressively close to it And he has presented it in a wide perspective, drawing interesting comparisons with communist movements in Indonesia, Thailand, Burma and India Incisive T J S George, Asiaweek, Editor s Pick of the Month A rich, gruesome and compelling tale fascinating, well researched and measured a model of judgement and scholarship Fred Halliday, New Statesman Kiernan s capacity for dogged research on three continents, and his mastery of every ideological nuance are awe inspiring Dervla Murphy, Irish Times

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    1. I read this because I was making a six-week trip to Cambodia. In another life, at the BBC, I used to edit monitored transcripts from Cambodian media.That was in the 1980s, after the Vietnamese had booted out the Khmer Rouge, but before Cambodia became the constitutional monarchy it is now. There have been a lot of books about the Khmer Rouge and Pol Pot, and I chose this one because it was in the bibliography for Margaret Drabble's masterwork 'The Gates of Ivory', published in 1991, when the Khm [...]

    2. An interesting, thorough and well-written and researched book which fills in gaps for me about the past of Cambodia, 1930's - 1975 to be precise. Learning about the way Sihanouk and then Lon Nol behaved threw interesting shadows over the present. It is as if some of the way Hun Sen is behaving to the opposition was taken from the way Sihanouk and Lon Nol treated the opposition themselves in this book. So much so that sometimes it read as if I was reading contemporary reports. So, this is how the [...]

    3. it seems like its going to be hard to read. especially as i like to drink a lot, but i hope to read it soon. sometimes i wish you could sleep with a book under your pillow and osmosis would just let all the knowledge sort of seep in.

    4. Disappointing because it was little more than an agglomeration of gossip intended to prove the evil that was Pol Pot rather than an honest to goodness investigation on why their revolutionary experiment went awry.

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