Hun Sen's Cambodia by Sebastian Strangio

By Sebastian Strangio

To many within the West, the identify Cambodia nonetheless evokes indelible pictures of destruction and loss of life, the legacy of the brutal Khmer Rouge regime and the phobia it inflicted in its try and create a communist utopia within the Nineteen Seventies. Sebastian Strangio, a journalist dependent within the capital urban of Phnom Penh, now bargains an eye-opening appraisal of modern day Cambodia within the years following its emergence from sour clash and bloody upheaval.

In the early Nineteen Nineties, Cambodia turned the point of interest of the UN's first nice post–Cold warfare nation-building undertaking, with billions in foreign relief rolling in to help the fledgling democracy. yet because the UN-supervised elections in 1993, the kingdom has slipped gradually backward into neo-authoritarian rule lower than top Minister Hun Sen. in the back of a mirage of democracy, traditional humans have few rights and corruption infuses nearly each side of daily life. during this energetic and compelling examine, the 1st of its variety, Strangio explores the current kingdom of Cambodian society lower than Hun Sen's management, portray a bright portrait of a kingdom suffering to reconcile the promise of peace and democracy with a violent and tumultuous earlier.

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Frank Hanly, February 8, 1908, “Temporary File: Governor Marshall Papers in Regards to Sterilization,” Indiana State Archives, Indianapolis. ╇Gugliotta, “‘Dr. Sharp with His Little Knife,’” 396–400. ╇Sharp to Marshall, May 13, 1909, Temporary File: Governor Marshall Papers in Regards to Sterilization, Indiana State Archives. ╇ William O’Keefee to Marshall, January 12, 1909, Temporary File: Governor Marshall Papers in Regards to Sterilization, Indiana State Archives; Jason S. Lantzer and Alexandra M.

Dugdale and the Jukes Family: A Historical Injustice Corrected,” Bioscience 30 (1980): 535–39. See also Henry M. Boies, Prisoners and Paupers (New York: G. P. Putnam’s Sons, 1893). Boies accepted the view that criminals and the poor represented instances of hereditary degeneracy. ╇ David Wolfers and Helen Wolfers, Vasectomy and Vasectomania (St. Albans, UK: Mayflower Books, 1974). This polemical book gives a good overview of the procedure’s development in Europe and then in the United States.

For his pacifist eugenics, see Jordan and Harvey Ernest Jordan, War’s Aftermath: A Preliminary Study of the Eugenics of War (Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1914). ╇ Sharp’s reports to the governor (1896–1912) are included in the biannual Communication of the State Prison Reformatory at Jeffersonville; copies may be found in the Herman B Wells Library. ╇ S. A. J. Ochsner, “Surgical Treatment of Habitual Criminals,” Journal of the American Medical Association 32 (1899): 867–68. ╇ Harry C. Sharp, “Vasectomy as a Means of Preventing Procreation in Defectives,” Journal of the American Medical Association 53 (1909): 1897–1902.

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