Thursday, May 31, 2012
A Long Beach revolutionary
After you've immigrated to a foreign land, built a thriving tax-preparation business and amassed multiple wives, what's next?
Declaring yourself the Cambodian Moses and fomenting a coup d'état, apparently. At least that's what Yasith Chhun did.
"The Accidental Terrorist" is an amazing work of journalism. It has a fascinating level of detail but is tightly written and manages to get things right — a challenge considering the convoluted history of Southeast Asia.
Author Adam Piore should be commended.
Also, if you're going to start a rebellion, don't brag about it to The New York Times.
More from the publisher — The Atavist — is available here.
Update: PRI's The World interviewed Adam Piore. Have a listen: