Paper $30.00 ISBN: 9780745331997 Published August 2012 For Sale in All Americas and the Caribbean except Canada
Cloth $105.00 ISBN: 9780745332000 Published August 2012 For Sale in All Americas and the Caribbean except Canada

Indonesia: Archipelago of Fear

Andre Vltchek

Indonesia: Archipelago of Fear

Andre Vltchek

Distributed for Pluto Press

288 pages | 5.31496 x 8.46457
Paper $30.00 ISBN: 9780745331997 Published August 2012 For Sale in All Americas and the Caribbean except Canada
Cloth $105.00 ISBN: 9780745332000 Published August 2012 For Sale in All Americas and the Caribbean except Canada

Indonesia: Archipelago of Fear is a fascinating and at times unsettling journey into the world's most populous Muslim nation as it struggles to emerge from decades of dictatorship and the plunder of its natural resources.

Andre Vltchek brings together more than a decade of investigative journalism in and around Indonesia to chart the recent history of the country, from the revolution which overthrew General Suharto's genocidal dictatorship in 1998 to the present day. He covers the full breadth of the country from Islamic Aceh to mostly Catholic East Timor.

Tracing Indonesia's current problems back to Suharto's coup and the genocide of 1965 – and the support given by the West to Suharto – Vltchek provides an intimate and deeply humane insight into the hopes and fears of Indonesia's people.

Contents

1. Introduction
2. From Colony to Dictatorship
3. Extreme Capitalism
4. Democracy and Human Rights
5. Jakarta Bleeding the Islands
6. Corruption Kills
7. The environment, plundering of natural resources and consequent natural disasters
8. Collapse of Infrastructure
9. Islam
10. Cultures, Education and Intellectual Life
11. Indonesia and its Neighbours: A big but destitute bully
12. Conclusion
Notes
Index

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