Henry Kamm was senior foreign correspondent for The New York Times for many years and won a Pulitzer Prize in 1978 for his reporting from Indochina. His new book, Cambodia: Report from a Stricken Land, from which the article in this issue was drawn, has just been published. (August 1998)


The Cambodian Calamity

Only by comparison with the worst that Cambodia has suffered since it was plunged into the Indochina war in 1970 can the notion of progress be applied at all to this tormented country. The four calamitous years of Pol Pot’s rule by maniacal murderers, who extinguished or damaged forever the …