Pol Pot: Anatomy of a Nightmare, Phillip Short
This is more or less a biography of Pol Pot, the primary figure behind the Killing Fields of Cambodia in the 70's. The author (a former BBC correspondent), spent about 5 years interviewing some of the leaders and other figures involved.
But the author spends a lot of time analyzing many different aspects contributing to these horrific events too - not JUST a biography of Pol Pot but Cambodia itself.
I was particularly intrigued by how the author points out how Therevada Buddhism, in this particular culture and time, played a roll.
A little difficult to get the hang of reading since many characters changed their names many times and they are all similar and complicated for my english speaking brain.
Don't lose your individuality and never let the mob influence what you know to be right and wrong.
A man is the sum of his actions, of what he has done, of what he can do, Nothing else.
Mahatma Mohandas K. Gandhi