Excerpts from “Sympathy for the Devil: A Journalists Memoir from Inside Pol Pot’s Khmer Rouge”

A Journalists Memoir from Inside Pol Pot’s Khmer Rouge By Nate Thayer (Copyright Nate Thayer. All Rights Reserved. No publication or citation permitted without author’s express written permission.) By 1994, the Khmer Rouge leadership once again evaporated into the jungle. To my frustration, my methodically constructed stable of Khmer Rouge sources was now deep in […]

‘We are the World! Who is that singer? Johnny Jackson?’: Excerpts from ‘Sympathy for the Devil’

‘We are the World!’  After threatening to assassinate American civilians, the Khmer Rouge leader continued: “Why don’t we join hands in national reconciliation. Join together! We are with you, the West!” he said, growing increasingly animated, half breaking into song. “‘We are the World!’ Who is that singer? Johnny Jackson? Like he says, ‘We are […]

Pol Pot’s Stretch Mercedes Limo Seeks New Home with Mercs of Idi Amin, Saddam, Marcos

Pol Pot’s Stretch Mercedes Limo Seeks New Home with Mercs of Idi Amin, Saddam, Marcos The advert might read: “For Sale – Black, 1973 Mercedes Benz Stretch Limousine “Murderous Dictator Special Edition Pimped Out Ride. Previous Owner: Pol Pot.” In fact, it does, sorta. BenzWorld.org, where classic Mercedes enthusiasts gather, some with an appreciation for iconic Mercedes Benz’s with a dark […]

A Freelance Journalist’s High Praise and Kind Words for Sympathy for the Devil

High Praise from a freelance journalist for Sympathy for the Devil: A Journalist’s Memoir from Inside Pol Pot’s Khmer Rouge: “The book also promises to be a rollicking account of a bygone era of journalism, when reporters were colorful characters who nonetheless possessed serious intent and influence. The remarkable thing is that Thayer did it as a […]