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.