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Most of the books I see about Pol Pot, Khmer Rouge and Kamdoji from those years portray these things as badly as possible, and compare Pol Pot himself to a mini Hitler, or worse. I would like to know if there is a book that justifies Pol Pot and speaks positively about him and the Khmer Rouge. Thank you in advance!


There aren’t many positives to talk about when it comes to Pol Pot. I guess you could read some of his own works, however.




The Cambodian Peasants and Their Prospects for Modernization was written by Hou Yuon who was a member of the Marxist Circle, a group Pol Pot, along with Hou Youn was popular in prior to ruling Cambodia. His thesis could give you insight to what Pol Pot envisioned for Cambodia, but I can't find it. Pol Pot's paranoia was understandable given that America previously bombed it back to the stone age, but with what I know, I don't think it's a good idea to modernize by mobilizing the peasantry only and skipping or neglecting industrialization.


they don't speak positively of him because there are no positives to speak of


>abolished capitalist relations, commodities, money and value


Retarded thing to do when your country is feudal.


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brief, 40 page article on the subject. It might not be entirely "positive" but I found it enlightening. Here's a snippet from the overview:
>We are out to overthrow "common knowledge" on this question. Unlike others who falsely claim they have no particular viewpoint from which they judge, our basic stand is explicit: as Mao said, "It's right to rebel against reaction." In other words, here our starting point is that the war waged by the three Indochinese peoples (Vietnam, Cambodia and Laos) against imperialism was just. No matter how critical our conclusions on the Pol Pot regime, the fact is that they had to deal with the horror that the US created. If anyone should be on trial for genocide in Southeast Asia, it should be the US ruling class. The charges of genocide the rulers of the US want to press against former CPK leaders are an attempt to reverse right and wrong.


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Glad you're deciding to take the redpill on the Communist Party of Kampuchea . Linked is the most reliable and unbiased history book on Cambodia during the socialist period.>>5581


Can any of you find Hou Yuon's The Cambodian Peasants and Their Prospects for Modernization?


>I would like to know if there is a book that
You don't need any book. History has already vindicated him.


You realize that Cambodians don't even believe this, right?


Good take. I've been to Cambodia and seen the Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum in Phnom Penh (converted from a high school to a prison for political prisoners). It's pretty chilling.

But we do need to see these things as a chain of events rather than isolated actions. Indeed, the meddling US ruling class has a lot of responsibility. I'd say that China and the USSR also have some blame, using other nations as pawns, and perhaps precipitating such a brutal regime when it would not have been necessary. They rushed through it and as usually happens when you do that, they fucked up.

Despite best efforts to prevent the red menace from spreading, now nominally "Communist" Vietnam is a rising economic power. Visit sometime … Houses going up everywhere, and many people finally have enough money to leave if that's what they choose to do. I didn't get a sense from the people that the government was anything but something done to them rather than something they were part of, though, so I would guess it's another sham socialism, with maybe some elements to control the worst of capitalism…


>It's only real socialism when people stay poor


Not sure how that's what you drew from it.

It's not socialism if it's undemocratic. That's all. You can't force anyone to "do" socialism.

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