Magazine article New Internationalist

Distant Voices // Review

Magazine article New Internationalist

Distant Voices // Review

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They who put out the people's eyes reproach them of their blindness.' John Milton's words, which Pilger quotes, remain true today. John Pilger sets himself to restore our sight, to help us see the inhuman crimes that governments commit in our name. His new book gathers together 46 of his articles, most from 1991 and 1992. He ranges all over the world: from an English coal mine to Florida's Disney World; from Cambodia (of course) via the Philippines to Iraq and the Gulf War.

The section on Cambodia is the most substantial and most heartfelt of the nine sections into which the book is divided. It tracks the way Pol Pot and the Khmer Rouge have been lifted back into a dominant and threatening position in Cambodian politics with help from within the US State Department and the British Foreign Office -- and Pilger will be making his full case in the April issue of the NI. …

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