Cambodia: The Chomsky Problem

Here in Cambodia, Noam Chomsky is without a doubt the guy everybody loves to hate. In expat circles, most have never read either his books, articles or reviews, but they certainly know of him as an apologist for the Khmer Rouge. Chomsky has indeed been the target of numerous attack…

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Time for a Bit of Khmer Politics

Nutty politics time – another month, another party. The latest one is not headed by a prince for a change. Being entitled ‘The Khmer Republican Party’, you’d think it sounded innocuous enough – if you had no idea of Cambodian history. In 1970, as the Vietnam War raged and America…

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