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Pol Pot by Philip Short
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Mar 14, 2008

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I'm not enough of a scholar to give Short's exhaustive research it's due, but I found his broader effort to understand what makes a culture countenance the tragic insanity of the Khmer Rouge interesting and engaging.

I wouldn't recommend this book to anyone who doesn't have a special interest in Southeast Asian history or the history of Communism as a movement. Within the boundaries it sets out for itself, however, the book is a success.

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