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A well-researched chunky book for the non-fiction lover interested in the complex task of understanding 'what makes monsters tick'. Having said this, Chandler does not offer neat answers, and is brave ... Read full review
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Having been to Cambodia and witnessing the killing fields and S-21 many years after the genocide I wanted to understand who could have led a revolution that would bring such unspeakable horrors to a ... Read full review
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April armed struggle attacks author's interview Battambang Becker Beijing Brother Number Buddhist cadre Cambo Cambodian Communist party Central Committee Chandler Chea's Chhay China Chinese Chou Chet Communist movement confession Democratic Kampuchea documents elections forces former France French Hanoi Ieng Indochina Communist party Keng Vannsak Keo Meas Khieu Ponnary Khieu Samphan Khmer Rouge Kiernan Kompong Cham later leaders leng Sary Livre noir Lon Nol Lycee military Minh monks namese Nate Thayer Ngoc Nol's Nuon Chea October Office Padevat Paris party members party of Kampuchea party's peasants People's Phnom Penh Pol Pot Pol Pot Plans political Ponnary Pot's Pracheachon prince probably purges radical Red Khmer regime revolution revolutionary Saloth Sar Sar's September Serge Thion Sieu Heng Sihanouk Sisowath Steve Heder study session Thailand Thanh Thiounn Mumm tion told Tou Samouth troops Tuol Sleng United victory Viet Vietnam Vietnamese Vietnamese Communist Vorn zone
Page v - Who fights for Communism must be able to fight and not to fight, to say the truth and not to say the truth, to render and to deny service, to keep a promise and to break a promise, to go into danger and to avoid danger, to be known and to be unknown. Who fights for Communism has of all the virtues only one: that he fights for Communism 2S — so writes Bertolt Brecht, the only poet of stature Western Communism has produced.
Page 73 - In order to make a revolution and to fight a people's war and be victorious, it is imperative to adhere to the policy of self-reliance, rely on the strength of the masses in one's own country and prepare to carry on the fight independently even when all material aid from outside is cut off.
Page 183 - I came to carry out the struggle, not to kill people. . . . Even now, and you can look at me: Am I a savage...
Page v - He who fights for Communism must be able to fight and not to fight; to speak the truth and not to speak the truth; to render...
Page 221 - Malcolm Caldwell and Lek Tan, Cambodia in the Southeast Asian War (New York: Monthly Review Press, 1973).
Page 239 - When Plans Fail: Small Group Behavior and Decision- Making in the Conspiracy of 1808...
Page 129 - We search for the microbes within the Party without success. They are buried. As our socialist revolution advances, however, seeping more strongly into every corner of the Party, the army and among the people, we can locate the ugly microbes.
Page 163 - He said that he knows many people died. When he said this he nearly broke down and cried.
Page 37 - ... Assembly. Political power in Cambodia was now in his hands, except for that retained by the French. In Paris, Saloth Sar published an article entitled "Monarchy or Democracy" in a Khmer-language magazine, the Cambodian Student, arguing that monarchy ("a malodorous running sore...
Page 186 - Pol Pot has died like a ripe papaya [falling from a tree]. No one killed him, no one poisoned him. Now he's Wnished. He has no power, he has no rights, he is no more than cow shit. Cow shit is more important than him. We can use it for fertiliser.
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