ISSN (Print) - 0012-9976 | ISSN (Online) - 2349-8846

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A Murdered Model

econometric model. As in the case of any pioneering effort, it is not free of defects. Possibly the most useful outcome of this work will be to motivate THE threat of famine hangs over Kampuchea today. And it is a terrible irony that this time it comes not with an imperialist invasion but on the heels of a "socialist" one, and not simply because the armies have disrupted agricultural production but as the result of a deliberate developmental policy emphasising high-technology "modernisation'' (Kampuchea is lated to join the Mekong Develop- ment Project once Vietnam can convince the other members to let it in) and integration with the world market economy with all its implications, including allowing all the middle class bureaucrats and "experts" to return to Pnomh Penh. Even more pathetic is the recent statement of the Vice- Minister for Foreign Affairs illustrating the accepted new dependence: "We cannot rebuild our country with our own hands. We need the help of socialist nations and peace-loving peoples all over the world... We need the assistance of all the peoples and organisations of the world" (Times of India, May 26). It is as if Kampuchea were Bangladesh in 1973-74

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