Counter-culture Journals (文革)

Counter-culture Journals (文革)

Wednesday, October 29, 2008

My new book: The Pol Pot Journals is out

In this novel, in the 1970s the turbulence of the Vietnam War and protests by students and youth who where un-willing to fight for a cause that seemed unsinkable and useless. When President Richard Nixon spread the Vietnam War to Kampuchea, (called Cambodia today) he not only caused outrage and protest at home, including the Kent State Ohio massacres, but he also threw Kampuchea into a state of civil war. His inept handling of the situation brought about one of the strangest social experiment of the 20th Century. Pol Pot ruled through a committee known for the first year only as the Ankar (organization). His name was not even spoken to the Kampuchean people for two years. His Communist Party of Kampuchea had amassed a powerful movement of disenfranchised peasants, who were loyal to him and his regime. The Residence of Phnom Penh, the city’s capital, were not so lucky. They were treated with suspicion. And punishment for those deemed “un-redeemable” was harsh.
This is a novel, and while Pol Pot wrote little this fictional novel lets us see the real man if he had written his own memoirs. The book also provides the views of both his comrades and those outside of Kampuchea,

This book is presently available at Lu Lu Publishing will be available at onther online stores in the coming days, at such outlets as Barns and Noble.

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