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We are a group of people who are interested in examining historical topics. The topics we discuss are chosen by the members. Sponsored by the Minnesota Independent Scholars Forum.

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In the Time of Madness II

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We are going to conclude our discussion of the book, "In the Time of Madness: Indonesia on the Edge of Chaos," by journalist Richard Lloyd Parry. This is a book about the struggles of a third world country of hundreds of ethnic groups and languages spread over thousands of islands in an area on the globe of more than three million square miles, trying to transition from a harsh dictatorship to a representative democracy. In one corner of that vast country is East Timor, a former Portuguese colony, and it was here that the fear and violence the author talks about reached their peak. This is not a pleasant story for those of us in our comfortable homes and our well-established republic, but it happened and we should not look away. But we will have the pleasant faces of the History Study Group for you to look at on the 3rd, and that is more than reasonable compensation.

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