Counter-culture Journals (文革)

Counter-culture Journals (文革)

Tuesday, September 22, 2015

Don’t miss “I Am Pol Pot” for fall reading

This is a good time to buy books for fall reading and “I Am Pol Pot,” by Steve Otto. It is the best way to learn of the Indo-China war, of the 1960s and 1970s, especially the rise of the Khmer Rouge (actually called the Communist Party of Kampuchea before and during the Pol Pot years and Democratic Kampuchea after they were driven out of Cambodia in the late 1970s).
 This book provides an inside look at the regime. Pol Pot is recreated using real CPK documents. This is a chance to see what really happened inside that government and how it was actually perceived by those leading it. This is also a look at the turmoil of Indo-China and the liberation movements. The rise of the Khmer Rouge actually came before the fall of Vietnam.
It is available in both print and e-books.

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