The State Department’s decision to stop supporting the Cambodian rebels reminds me of an experience I had that began in Bangkok and ended in a refugee camp on the Thai-Cambodian border. Although it happened three years ago, it might as well have been last month, for one feature of such places is a deadly timelessness.
Downtown Bangkok: A Thai gem merchant collared me in the Temple of the Golden Buddha. Hearing that I was a writer, the gem merchant politely wondered why I hadnR...
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