The Private Letters of a Foreign Correspondent: Communicating With the Khmer Rouge; CIA Spy Accusations; Nomination for a Pulitzer Prize

Select Private Correspondence from the Files of a Foreign Correspondent:  By Nate Thayer I have been doing some tinkering and final revisions and editing of my upcoming book Sympathy for the Devil: A Journalist’s memoir from Inside Pol Pot’s Khmer Rouge  and have been distracted as I sort out old papers, correspondence, raw notes, and files, many which have […]

How Ted Koppel and ABC TV Tried to Steal my Life Work

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How Ted Koppel and ABC TV Tried to Steal my Life Work By Nate Thayer December 8, 2013 I am banned by legal agreement to write the following: ABC Television/ Disney Corporation, after seven years in court, where they attempted to bankrupt me and ruin my reputation for objecting to them stealing fifteen years of […]

“Who is that singer? Johnny Jackson? Like he says, ‘We are the World!’ We are with the West! Let’s join together!” said a Khmer Rouge cadre

  “Who is that singer? Johnny Jackson? Like he says, ‘We are the World!’ We are with you, the West! Let’s join together!” said the Khmer Rouge leader After threatening to assassinate American civilians, the Khmer Rouge leader told me “Why don’t we join hands in national reconciliation. Join together! We are with you, the […]

The Night I Lived: IED’s and Journalism: Excerpts from Sympathy for the Devil

Landmines, war, and Journalism: One war reporter’s close encounter with religion, death, and victory Excerpt from Sympathy for the Devil: A Journalist’s Memoir from Inside Pol Pot’s Khmer Rouge By Nate Thayer (Copyright Nate Thayer. No reproduction or dissemination in whole or in part without express written permission of the author)  Your Support is Needed  Please excuse, in […]

An Invitation to the Khmer Rouge Controlled Jungles: A travel Itinerary to the World’s Most Clandestine Guerrilla Army

An Invitation to the Khmer Rouge Controlled Jungles: A travel Itinerary to the World’s Most Clandestine Guerrilla Army Excerpts from “Sympathy For the Devil: A Journalists memoir From Inside Pol Pot’s Khmer Rouge An unpublished manuscript (Excerpt from Sympathy for the Devil: A Journalist’s Memoir form Inside Pol Pot’s Khmer Rouge. Copyright Nate Thayer. All Rights reserved. […]

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. […]

The Night Pol Pot Died: Excerpts from unpublished manuscript “SYMPATHY FOR THE DEVIL: A JOURNALIST’S MEMOIR INSIDE POL POT’S KHMER ROUGE” By Nate Thayer

Journalist Nate Thayer views the body of Pol Pot

The Night Pol Pot Died: From the Jungles of Northern Cambodia By Nate Thayer EXCERPTS FROM SYMPATHY FOR THE DEVIL:  A JOURNALIST’S MEMOIR FROM INSIDE POL POT’S KHMER ROUGE (Copyright Nate Thayer. All rights reserved. No publication or transmission in whole or part allowed without express written permission of the author. Excerpts from the unpublished […]

Thoughts on the Death of Mass Murderer Ieng Sary:Cambodian Political Culture and North Korea

Thoughts on the Death of Mass Murderer Ieng Sary: The Khmer Rouge and North Korea It is the Cambodian Political Culture which Should be Indicted By Nate Thayer (c)Nate Thayer. All rights reserved. No republication in whole or part without express written permission from the author Pol Pot’s brother in law, Khmer Rouge foreign minister […]

Spies and Journalists: Excerpts From Sympathy for the Devil by Nate Thayer

Spies and Journalists: Excerpts From Sympathy for the Devil: A Journalist’s Memoir From Inside Pol Pot’s Cambodia By Nate Thayer (c) Nate Thayer. Copyright strictly held by Nate Thayer. No republication or transmission in whole or in part under any circumstances without the express written permission of the author. Excerpts from the unpublished manuscript of […]

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 […]

Mr. X, the Cop, Opium & Guerrilla Wars: A Foreign Correspondent’s Life

Why being a journalist is one the most interesting jobs on earth It is often the process of getting a story that is as interesting as the news story itself.  Excerpts from “Sympathy for the Devil: A Journalist’s Memoir from Inside Pol Pot’s Khmer Rouge” by Nate Thayer Soldier of Fortune Magazine is the finest, […]

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 […]