Book Discussion on Pol Pot: Anatomy of a Nightmare

Mr. Short talked about his book Pol Pot: Anatomy of a Nightmare, published by Henry Holt and Company. He described the life of… read more

Mr. Short talked about his book Pol Pot: Anatomy of a Nightmare, published by Henry Holt and Company. He described the life of Cambodia’s Pol Pot, the former leader of the Khmer Rouge who ruled the country from 1975 to 1979 and was responsible for the deaths of over one million people. Mr. Short gave an overview of Pol Pot’s early life as a student in Paris and talked about the influence the French Revolution and Joseph Stalin had on him. Mr. Short also described the conditions in Cambodia that he thinks played a significant role in shaping Pol Pot’s political philosophy, including the country’s Buddhist tradition. After his presentation the author answered audience members' questions.

The event was held at the UCLA International Center. close

*The transcript for this program was compiled from uncorrected Closed Captioning.

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Book Discussion on Pol Pot: Anatomy of a Nightmare

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185961-1
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Public Affairs Event
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Speech
Location:
Los Angeles, California, United States
First Aired:
Mar 27, 2005
Last Aired:
Jan 14, 2009

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  • Mar 27, 2005 | 11:58am EST | C-SPAN 2
  • May 15, 2005 | 3:02am EDT | C-SPAN 2
  • Jul 02, 2005 | 8:59pm EDT | C-SPAN 2
  • Sep 17, 2005 | 9:31am EDT | C-SPAN 2
  • Jan 14, 2009 | 2:00am EST | C-SPAN 3
  • Jan 14, 2009 | 8:01am EST | C-SPAN 3
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