The Road to Pol Pot: Snippets from a Journalists Memories

Behind the Scenes Reporting on War and Bad Guys By Nate Thayer June 11, 2016 I had worked for the Associated Press (AP) since 1989 covering the war in Cambodia and the myriad of guerrilla armies and refugee camps, based on the Thai border. I made 41 trips into the guerrilla controlled zones between 1989 and […]

I Killed Pol Pot: How The Free Press Brought Pol Pot to Justice

Why a Free Press is a vital institution to Free People By Nate Thayer April 17, 2015 Today marks a tragic day in the modern history of political mass murder by government.   Forty-two years ago today six separate armies, under the titular leadership of Pol Pot’s Khmer Rouge, converged on the Cambodian capital of […]

In Pursuit of Mass Murderers: Sympathy for the Devil by Nate Thayer

Reporting from Inside the Final Collapse of Pol Pot’s Khmer Rouge. Excerpts from the unpublished book “Sympathy for the Devil: A Journalists Memoir from Inside Pol Pot’s Khmer Rouge” (Copyright Nate Thayer. All Rights Reserved. No publication or citation permitted without author’s express written permission.) By Nate Thayer April 18, 2014 By 1994, the Khmer Rouge leadership […]

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 […]

Pol Pot’s little girl grows up: Wedding of dictator’s only child is divorce from childhood trauma

Pol Pot with daughter Nate Thayer Sympathy for the Devil

By Nate Thayer (excerpts from the unpublished Sympathy for the Devil: A journalist’s memoir from inside Pol Pot’s Khmer Rouge. (c) Nate Thayer. No republication in whole or in part without express written permission of the author.) March 16, 2014 Daddy’s little girl has grown up. Pol Pot’s only child got married today. 26 year-old […]

Why Journalism is Better than a Real Job: Excerpts from Sympathy for the Devil

Why Journalism is Better than a Real Job: Excerpts from Sympathy for the Devil Sympathy for the Devil: A Journalist’s Memoir From Inside Pol Pot’s Cambodia (Copyright Nate Thayer. No publication or distribution in whole or part without express prior written permission from the author) Please consider donating to support the publication of Sympathy for […]

My Sordid Love Affair with Journalism

My Sordid Love Affair with Journalism Excerpts from Sympathy for the Devil: A Foreign Correspondent Inside Pol Pot’s Cambodia Copyright Nate Thayer. No republication in whole or part without prior written permission of the author By Nate Thayer Journalism and I have a love affair that will never be extinguished. From the beginning, I was […]

Nate Thayer: periodismo, crowdfunding y autopromo

Nate Thayer: periodismo, crowdfunding y autopromo A much appreciated note of support from the Spanish language journalists website Globorama.es for my efforts to fund the publication of my my book “Sympathy for the Devil: A Journalist’s Memoir From Inside Pol Pot’s Khmer Rouge” http://www.globograma.es/nate-thayer-periodismo-crowdfunding-y-autopromo/ Like what you’re reading? Share it.

How to Be Buddy-Buddy With a Guerilla General

Pol Pot's Trial Nate Thayer FEER

How to Be Buddy-Buddy With an Guerilla General It is always a pleasure when someone has positive things to say about ones work. So thanks to scholars-stage.blogspot.com for their generous comments: How to Be Buddy-Buddy With an Guerilla General Posted by T. Greer in Dogs of War, Media, Southeast Asia   Far Eastern Economic Review (2 August 1997) with Thayer’s […]

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. […]