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The source for the story was interviews with some of several dozen Khmer Rouge soldiers and group leaders who had deserted in September 1976 and escaped to Thailand. 20 In the United States, the volume of reporting on Cambodian suffering at the hands of the Khmer Rouge increased during 1977, particularly with reports by Henry Kamm in the New York Times. It was the Reader’s Digest, however, that made the first attempt to provide a comprehensive account of the unfolding genocide for the general reader, with John Barron and Anthony Paul conducting their own refugee interviews.
So they wanted to prove to their overbearing 28 The Anti-Chomsky Reader Vietnamese mentors, and to the rest of the world, that they could make a Communist revolution better and faster than anyone else. Thus Khmer Rouge leaders Son Sen and Khieu Samphan told Sihanouk in 1975: “Our country’s place in history will be assured. . ”33 Let us be clear about what the issues at stake are. The weight of scholarly evidence makes clear, beyond any shadow of doubt, that the Khmer Rouge leaders carried out a radical Communist revolution that led to the death of over one million people, perhaps as many as two million.
His much-cited Cambodia: Year Zero, in its 1977 French edition, was reviewed with disdain in The Nation by Chomsky and favorably in the New York Review of Books by Jean Lacouture. An English edition was published in 1978. In The Political Economy of Human Rights, Chomsky returned to offer a detailed critique of the book, sometimes damning it with faint praise, other times damning it with vile ad hominem abuse. Ponchaud claimed that he had based his book on detailed interviews with hundreds out of the thousands of refugees he had met in France and in Southeast Asia.
Anti Chomsky Reader by Peter Collier