CAMBODIA: Silence, Subterfuge and Surveillance

Phnom-Penh opens its doors ever so slightly: Pompeii without the ashes

The shroud of terror and darkness that has enveloped Cambodia ever since it fell to the Communist Khmer Rouge in April 1975 lifted slightly last week, but in a way that was at once tragic and bizarre. After a three-year refusal by Cambodia's new rulers to admit Western news correspondents to Democratic Kampuchea—as Cambodia now calls itself—two American reporters, Richard Dudman of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch and Elizabeth Becker of the Washington Post, returned to the U.S. with detailed accounts of a...

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