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Review: Voices from S-21 - Terror and History in Pol Pot's Secret Prison - by David Chandler

Tuol Sleng or S-21 was the secret prison of the communist Khmer Rouge in Cambodia. Comrade Duch and his workers put to death in S-21 over 14000 enemies of the State. 238 more words

Book Review

Sunday Not Quite A Book Review: "The Cultural Revolution: a people's history 1962-1976"

Since I haven’t been posting much of late, I thought a good way to get back into the swing of things would be to revive the… 546 more words

Corruption

Mao's Revolution

Yet a Maoist doctrine that played so vital  role during the revolutionary years, bringing about a historically necessary revolution in the social state of China, paradoxically had disastrous human and political consequences when it was received in the post-revolutionary era. 171 more words

China

Blessed Jane Gerald - Saint of the Day

Some charming ladies

“Nun and martyr. A member of the Sisters of Charity of Arras, France, she was arrested in 1792 by officials of the French revolutionary government and guillotined at Cambrai.” (Catholic.org) 20 more words

Saints

How do you beat China's Communist Party? "Just don't be afraid of them"

Hong Kong

It is mid-morning in front of the Hong Kong’s Legislative Council, under a blazing summer sun, and a few hundred people are waving red flags and chanting slogans. 793 more words