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"Cambodia's Curse" details the country's ongoing troubles

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(Read caption) All anyone in the US knows about Cambodia is that they're better off than they were under the Khmer Rouge, says journalist Joel Brinkley. But now they face a government he calls "predatory and corrupt."

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Since the Vietnam War and its darkest days during the Pol Pot regime, Cambodia has mostly been out of sight and out of mind. It's time to change that, contends journalist Joel Brinkley in his new book Cambodia's Curse: The Modern History of a Troubled Land.

The former reporter for the New York Times first traveled to Cambodia in the 1970s and returned recently to find a nation and its people still suffering.

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