How Much Blood Makes a Bloodbath?

Kondracke, Morton
October 1977
New Republic;10/1/77, Vol. 177 Issue 14, p21
Focuses on the reassessment of Indochina by the U.S. and estimation of death figures due to war in Cambodia. Errors in estimation of death figures; Need for inquiry among Cambodian refugees to estimate the death figures; Atrocities committed by Communists on the Cambodian people; Emphasis on the book "A Rumor of War," by Philip Caputo; Focus on the book which shares with readers the agony and disillusionment of the men we went to fight; Report on estimates of the periodical "Reader's Digest," editors John Barron and Anthony Paul, who are thought by observers here to have erred by extrapolating across the whole of Cambodia from accounts of refugees who fled from selected areas.


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