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A shameful tale of genocide and human suffering

Volume 12, Issue 1

April, 2006

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Leadbeater, Maire. (2006). A shameful tale of genocide and human suffering. Pacific Journalism Review, 12(1): 169-173. Review of A-Not-So-Distant Horror: Mass iolence in East Timor, by Joseph Nevins. Ithaca and London: Cornell University Press, 2005.
Author(s): Maire Leadbeater
Reviewed book by Joseph Nevins
Publication date: 
April, 2006

Joseph Nevins exposes and analyses how Western nations conspired together for more than two decades to back Indonesia and keep the East Timor issue out of the spotlight. The price paid by the East Timorese was a loss of life estimated at close to 200,000, or a third of its populatioon, proportionally one of the worst cases of genocide since World War II.