Radio War Nerd EP230 — Indonesia Holocaust & American Anticommunist Terror, with Vincent Bevins

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May 19 2020 138 mins   696
Guest: Vincent Bevins, journalist & author Recorded: May 15, 2020 The 1965 anticommunist holocaust in Indonesia killed somewhere between 500,000 and 2 million, though we don't know the actual figure, for reasons we discuss—and it was fully supported by the US Embassy and Washington. Why do we know so little about this seminal Cold War slaughter in the world's 4th most populous country, a massacre that became the model for US-backed anticommunist terror campaigns around the developing world? We talked to journalist Vincent Bevins about his new book "The Jakarta Method"—an amazing, dark, must-read work. Buy Vincent Bevins' book The Jakarta Method: Washington's Anticommunist Crusade & The Mass Murder Program That Shaped Our World. Follow Vincent on Twitter. Total time: 2:18:55 Direct link to this episode's mp3 here