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Catastrophe in Indonesia free pdf In 1965 Indonesia had the largest communist movement in the world outside of the Soviet Union and the People's Republic of China. Indonesian President Sukarno supported the movement and was edging Indonesia towards socialism when a mutiny coordinated by D. N. Aidit, chairperson of the Indonesian Communist Party, was launched on the last day of September 1965. The backlash destroyed the movement. As Max Lane describes in "Catastrophe in Indonesia", though Aidit's attempt to replace the anti-communist army leadership was organized without the knowledge of the communist party, the army launched a subsequent propaganda campaign against the communist movement. Consequently, the government collapsed, opening the way for an extremely violent uprising in which over a million people were killed and tens of thousands imprisoned. All left-wing ideas and activities were banned - and remain so today. In "Catastrophe in Indonesia", Lane probes this massive and complicated collapse of communism, providing a thorough and knowledgeable explanation of how the movement's leadership trapped itself in such a disastrous situation. He then brings the story up to the present, analyzing the overall impact on Indonesian politics and the re-emergence of a new Indonesian left today.

About Max Lane

Max Lane is an independent scholar and activist with forty years of experience of Indonesian and left-wing politics. He has translated Indonesian literature by Pramoedya Ananta Toer and W.S. Rendra and is the author of Unfinished Nation: Indonesia Before and After Suharto.

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Author : Max Lane
Publisher : Seagull Books London Ltd
Data Published : 11 February 2011
ISBN : 1906497672
EAN : 9781906497675
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 102 pages
Age + : 18 years
Language : English
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