Cambodia: Essays and Editorials
Opinion pieces, editorial articles, and personal essays are listed below.
Other articles can be found in different sections of the site. There are several entries in the General Articles section. Historical documents can be found in the Historical Documents section, and biographies and oral histories are listed in the Oral Histories section. There are also several reviews of books about Cambodia in the Book Review area, and several trip journals and travelogues in the Travel section. A few articles are listed in more than one section.
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- The Unique Revolution
An essay on the factors that made the reign of the Khmer Rouge different from other communist regimes.
- Butchers on a Smaller Scale
Thoughts on Hun Sen and the Cambodian People's Party.
- On the Third Anniversary of the Murders
Text of a speech by Sam Rainsy, on the anniversary of the 1997 bombing in Phnom Penh.
- Cambodia: Nationalism, Patriotism, Racism, and Fanaticism
An essay on the elements of Khmer nationalism and ideology. Written by Ronnie Yimsut.
- Light at the End of the Tunnel
Thoughts on the future of Cambodia. Excerpted from an upcoming book by Ronnie Yimsut.
- Thoughts on Foreign Aid
Should foreign nations aid repressive regimes? Excerpts from articles by Bert Hoak and Ray Zepp, orignally posted to the Camnews mailing list in early 1998.
- Vietnam: Was it Liberation or Invasion?
When the Vietnamese invaded Cambodia, did they come as saviors, or as oppressors? An essay by Ronnie Yimsut.
Twenty years later, survivors still feel the effects of the Khmer Rouge. Originally posted to soc.culture.cambodia newsgroup in 1995.
- Roadmaps to Democracy
Written by Chim Sotuon, an essay on the obstacles to democracy in Cambodia. Originally posted to soc.culture.cambodia in June 1996.
- Confronting A World Of Sorrow
Coming to terms with the reality of genocide. An earlier version of this essay was published in the Lafayette (Indiana) Journal and Courier, January 21, 1992.
- The Khmer Rouge Trials: On Justice and Accountability
An article by Socheat Som on the significance of the trying the leaders of the Khmer Rouge.
- Memorial Day Revisited
Bert Hoak writes about the willingness of other nations to accept despotism in Cambodia.
- The Pain of War Never Goes Away
An essay by David Antoon, a former American pilot who flew missions in Vietnam and Cambodia.
- Leadership in Context
Thoughts on leadership, by Vorak Ny.
- Starting from Zero
Written in response to an article by William Shawcross, this article compares events in Cambodia, and current events in Iraq.
- Robbing the Future
Vorak Ny writes on the subject of child labor in Cambodia.
- To My Mother, With Love
A memorial article by Vorak Ny.
- Media Perceptions of Cambodia
A short article on the media's treatment of Cambodia, with links to several longer articles.
- Cambodia Must Make Serious and Painful Reforms
An article by Ronnie Yimsut, discussing prerequisites for development in Cambodia