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Cambodia, 1975-1978 : Rendezvous with Death - Karl D. Jackson

Cambodia, 1975-1978

Rendezvous with Death

By: Karl D. Jackson (Editor)

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Published: 6th April 1992
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One of the most devastating periods in twentieth-century history was the rule of Pol Pot and the Khmer Rouge over Cambodia. From April 1975 to the beginning of the Vietnamese occupation in late December 1978, the country underwent perhaps the most violent and far-reaching of all modern revolutions. These six essays search for what can be explained in the ultimately inexplicable evils perpetrated by the Khmer Rouge. Accompanying them is a photo essay that provides shocking visual evidence of the tragedy of Cambodia's autogenocide. "The most important examination of the subject so far.... Without in any way denying the horror and brutality of the Khmers Rouges, the essays adopt a principle of detached analysis which makes their conclusion far more significant and convincing than the superficial images emanating from the television or cinema screen." --Ralph Smith, The Times Literary Supplement "A book that belongs on the shelf of every scholar interested in Cambodia, revolution, or communism.... Answers to questions such as What effect did Khmer society have on the reign of the Khmer Rouge?' focus on understanding, rather than merely describing." --Randall Scott Clemons, Perspectives on Political Science

"The most important examination of the subject so far... Without in any way denying the horror and brutality of the Khmers Rouges, the essays adopt a principle of detached analysis which makes their conclusion far more significant and convincing than the superficial images emanating from the television or cinema screen."--The Times Literary Supplement "A book that belongs on the shelf of every scholar interested in Cambodia, revolution, or communism."--Perspectives on Political Science

FrontMatter, pg. iContents, pg. viiPreface, pg. ixIntroduction. The Khmer Rouge in Context, pg. 31. The Unexpected Victory, pg. 132. The Ideology of Total Revolution, pg. 373. The Organization of Power, pg. 794. The Economy, pg. 1095. Social Change in the Vortex of Revolution, pg. 1516. The Pattern and Scope of Violence, pg. 1797. The Photographic Record, pg. 2098. Explaining the Terror, pg. 2159. Intellectual Origins of the Khmer Rouge, pg. 241Appendix A. Summary of Annotated Party History, pg. 251Appendix B. Sharpen the Consciousness of the Proletarian Class to Be as Keen and Strong as Possible, pg. 269Appendix C. Pay Attention to Pushing the Work of Building Party and People's Collective Strength Even Stronger, pg. 293Appendix D. The Last Plan, pg. 299Bibliography, pg. 315Contributors, pg. 325Index, pg. 327

ISBN: 9780691025414
ISBN-10: 069102541X
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 364
Published: 6th April 1992
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 23.39 x 15.49  x 1.91
Weight (kg): 0.49