only search openDemocracy.net

About Ben Kiernan

Ben Kiernan is professor of history and director of the Genocide Studies Program at Yale University. He is the author of The Pol Pot Regime: Race, Power, and Genocide in Cambodia under the Khmer Rouge, 1975-79 (Yale University Press, 2nd edition, 2002) and How Pol Pot Came to Power: Colonialism, Nationalism, and Communism in Cambodia, 1930-1975 ((Yale University Press, 2nd edition, 2004)   Ben Kiernan's most recent book is Blood and Soil: A World History of Genocide and Extermination from Sparta to Darfur (Yale University Press, 2007)

Articles by Ben Kiernan

This week's editors

RB, editor

Rosemary Bechler edits openDemocracy's main site.

Parvati Nair directs the United Nations University Institute on Globalization, Culture and Mobility.

MM

Cameron Thibos edits Mediterranean Journeys in Hope.

En Liang Khong is assistant editor at openDemocracy.

Alex Sakalis is the editor of Can Europe Make It?

Constitutional conventions: best practice

Blood and soil: the global history of genocide

The murderous impulse to ethnic, racial and religious mass violence has - from Armenia to Rwanda, Nazi Germany to Cambodia - dominated the last century. But to track the history of genocide is to understand its far deeper roots in human experience, says Ben Kiernan.

Syndicate content