Image of Indonesia: archipelago of fear


Indonesia: archipelago of fear

Foreword bu Noam Chomsky -- "Andre Vltchek has compiled a stunning record in evoking the reality of the contemporary world, not as perceived through the distorting prisms of power and privilege, but as lived by the myriad victims. He has also not failed to trace the painful – and particularly for the West, shameful – realities to their historical roots. The remarkable scope of his inquiries is illustrated even by the titles of some of his major books: Western Terror: From Potosi to Baghdad, a vast range of topics that he explores with rare insight and understanding; and Exile, his interviews with Indonesia’s great novelist Pramoedya, who spent a large part of his life in internal exile, imprisoned by the murderous and vicious Suharto government in Indonesia, which was greatly admired by the West, and enthusiastically supported in its shocking crimes, after it won approval by carrying out a mass slaughter that the CIA compared to the crimes of Hitler, Stalin, and Mao, and opened up the rich resources of the country to Western exploitation.

In the present work, Vltchek brings together decades of research on Indonesia, where he has visited dozens of the islands in the archipelago, some very remote, and interviewed scores of its people. The story he has to tell of brutality, corruption and environmental destruction is shocking – and is in stark contrast to the image of Indonesia conveyed by the mainstream media of a democratic and largely tolerant country." - Noam Chomsky


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959 AND I
Penerbit Pluto : London.,
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xx, 263p.; 21cm.
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