Pol Pot's Little Red Book: The Sayings of Angkar by Henri Locard

Pol Pot's Little Red Book: The Sayings of Angkar

byHenri Locard

Paperback | January 1, 2005

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This handbook of slogans, interspersed with historical commentary and contextual analysis, describes the Khmer Rouge regime and exposes the horrific foundation upon which it constructed its reign of terror. On April 17, 1975, the Khmer Rouge seized power in Phnom Penh. In the three years, eight months, and twenty days of their government, they made a tabula rasa of Cambodian society and culture, forcing the people to evacuate the cities and move to the countryside. They instituted a total collectivism based on the doctrine of "Pol Pot-ism," the Cambodian version of fundamentalist Maoism.

Assembled in this collection are the sayings that make up a "newspeak" uttered by the Khmer Rouge cadres: slogans, maxims, advice, instructions, watchwords, orders, warnings, and threats. All were spoken in the name of the ominous Angkar--a faceless and lawless "Organization"--n order to indoctrinate, control, and terrorize the populace.

These sayings have been collected from survivors throughout Cambodia between 1991 and 1995. They form the macabre, bare-bones skeleton of Khmer Rouge ideology.

Title:Pol Pot's Little Red Book: The Sayings of AngkarFormat:PaperbackProduct dimensions:350 pages, 7.8 X 5.1 X 0.8 inShipping dimensions:350 pages, 7.8 X 5.1 X 0.8 inPublished:January 1, 2005Publisher:Silkworm BooksLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:9749575563

ISBN - 13:9789749575567

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Table of Contents

Note on Khmer TranscriptionsAcknowledgmentsForewordIntroduction

1. In Praise of the Regime2. Maoist-Inspired Slogans3. The Angkar and its Tactics4. The Hunt for "Enemies of the People"5. Labor6. Collectivism: The Dissolution of the Individual

EpilogueGlossaryNotes Select BibliographyGeneral IndexSlogan Index