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From: Kuehn, John T Dr CIV USA TRADOC <email@example.com> Subject: Re: REPLY: Khmer Genocide (was Re: WWII and the Holocaust Teaching in Middle School (2) Date: March 9, 2010 9:20:47 AM EST To: H-NET Military History Discussion List <H-WAR@H-NET.MSU.EDU> If Short wrote it, it must be emminently readable. His biography of Mao is the standard and every page is gripping. r, John John T. Kuehn CDR USN (ret) Associate Professor of Military History CGSC Ft Leavenworth 913-684-3972 ----- Original Message ----- > From: Mac McIntosh < > Subject: : REPLY: Khmer Genocide (was Re: WWII and the Holocaust Teaching in Middle School (2) > Date: March 5, 2010 3:10:31 PM EST > To: firstname.lastname@example.org, H-NET Military History Discussion List < > > > In the prologue to Phil Short's superb biography of Pol Pot he notes the following regarding Genocide : " It is understandable , but unhelpful , to speak of genocide: the word conveys the magnitude of the horror of what happened in Cambodia but allows Pol Pot's regime to be dismissed , all too conveniently , as a unique aberration. Such terms create a pernicious amalgam, obscuring a reality that was at once more banal and far > more sinister." > > I very much subscribe to this idea. > > BTW: In the Official UN treaty on Cambodia the USA sided with > China and the KR is not referring to what happened in Cambodia as > " Genocide" referring instead to " the universally condemned > policies and practices of the past." This , in spite of the fact > that while this argument was taking place Prince Sihanouk kept > standing up and shouting - " I am for genocide" . > > I would greatly recommend both Philip Short's book and Samantha > Power's books on the issue of what happened in Cambodia . > > Walter James McIntosh > Bluff, New Zealand > > ----- > For subscription help, go to: http://www.h-net.org/lists/help/ > To change your subscription settings, go to http://h- > net.msu.edu/cgi-bin/wa?SUBED1=h-war > ----- ----- For subscription help, go to: http://www.h-net.org/lists/help/ To change your subscription settings, go to http://h-net.msu.edu/cgi-bin/wa?SUBED1=h-war -----