About Ben Kiernan
Mr. Kiernan is the A. Whitney Griswold Professor of History
and Director of the Genocide Studies Program at Yale University. He is
the author of "How Pol Pot Came to Power" (1985), "The Pol
Pot Regime" (1996), and other works on Southeast Asia and the history
See also: The History Place - Points of View
Path to Justice by Ben Kiernan
A blunt assessment of the lack of interest throughout the
world in bringing Pol Pot and the Khmer Rouge to justice.
Available from Amazon.com -- The Pol Pot
Regime : Race, Power, and Genocide in Cambodia Under the Khmer Rouge, 1975-79
by Ben Kiernan.
||"I first visited Cambodia in
1975," Ben Kiernan writes in his book.
"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
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