Scott Horton Interviews Michael Paterniti
Michael Paterniti, author of the article “Never Forget” in GQ Magazine, discusses the Khmer Rouge’s four year reign of terror, Cambodia’s ongoing trials of Khmer regime crimes, the notoriously brutal S-21 death camp, the destruction of individuality including the banning of smiles in the Khmer Rouge’s anti-society and the U.S. bombing campaign in Cambodia initiated by Nixon.
MP3 here. (29:50)
Michael Paterniti won the 1998 National Magazine Award for his article “Driving Mr. Albert,” which was first published in Harper’s Magazine. A former executive editor of Outside, his work has appeared in Rolling Stone, The New York Times Magazine, Details, and Esquire, where he is writer-at-large.