Philip Short


Born
in Bristol, The United Kingdom
April 17, 1945

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Philip Short is a British journalist and author specializing in biographies of historical dictators, he studied at Cambridge University, he worked as a journalist for the BBC for 25 years as a foreign correspondent(1972-97), a job that allowed him to travel widely and experience wildly different cultures, it would prove a great learning experience that still benefits him as an author.

After his work for the BBC, he taught journalism in the University of Iowa, in the US. He now resides in Provence, USA, with his wife and son.

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“For if there is one lesson worth retaining from the travails of the Cold War and the miseries it brought in its wake, it is the folly of seeking simple answers to complicated questions. It is a lesson which governments still show no sign of learning.”
Philip Short, Pol Pot: Anatomy of a Nightmare

“When we contemplate what happened in Cambodia, we are looking not at some exotic horror story but into darkness, into the foul places of our own souls.”
Philip Short, Pol Pot: Anatomy of a Nightmare

“his youngest child, a four-year-old girl whom he adored, had suddenly fallen ill and lay dying.”
Philip Short, Pol Pot: Anatomy of a Nightmare

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