How the US Dropped the Ball When Offered to Bring Pol Pot to Trial for Mass Murder

 The Final Collapse of the Khmer Rouge: How the US Dropped the Ball When Offered to Bring Pol Pot to Trial for Mass Murder Excerpts from the unpublished manuscript of “Sympathy for the devil: A Journalists Memoir from Inside Pol Pot’s Khmer Rouge” Copyright Nate Thayer. All Rights Reserved. No reproduction or transmission in whole […]

How–And Why-The New York Times Didn’t Interview Pol Pot

How–and Why– The New York Times Didn’t Interview Pol Pot By Nate Thayer January 23, 2014 After I interviewed Pol Pot in July and October 1997, my excellent magazine, the Far Eastern Economic Review–the sister publication of the Wall Street Journal and both owned by Dow Jones–nominated me and the story for a Pulitzer Prize. […]

Lunching With Mass Murderers: Khmer Rouge leaders explain why they slaughtered their own people, and why it was, really, for the best: Excerpts from “Sympathy for the Devil” By Nate Thayer

Lunching With Mass Murderers: Top Khmer Rouge leaders explain, in their own words, why they killed 1.8 million people, why it was not their fault, and really for the best. Excerpts from unpublished manuscript “Sympathy for the Devil: A journalist’s memoir from inside Pol Pot’s Khmer Rouge” By Nate Thayer (Copyright Nate Thayer. All rights reserved. […]

Why I am a Journalist: Continued….From a Daughter in Exile From her Own History

Why I am a Journalist: Continued… From a Daughter in Exile From her Own History Dear Mr. Thayer, I truly enjoy your many articles and writing that you have posted on your website.  Growing up in the States and being around the Khmer community, I constantly remember old folks and even my grandfather blaming the […]

Lunching with Mass Murderers: The Khmer Rouge Were Not Communists; They were Cambodians

Lunching with Mass Murderers: The Khmer Rouge Were Not Communists; They were Cambodians Excerpts from unpublished manuscript of “Sympathy for the Devil: A journalist’s memoir from inside Pol Pot’s Khmer Rouge” Khmer Rouge ideology and details of who they murdered–and why. From exclusive, previously  unpublished interviews with the top Khmer Rouge leaders Nuon Chea, Ta […]

Dying Breath: The inside story of Pol Pot’s last days and the disintegration of the movement he created

Dying Breath The inside story of Pol Pot’s last days and the disintegration of the movement he created The Far Eastern Economic Review                                                                                    April 30, 1998 By Nate Thayer in Preah Vihear province   As Pol Pot’s body lies bloating 100 metres away in a spartan shack, exhausted Khmer Rouge leaders gather in a […]