The Myth of Angkor as an Essential Component of the Khmer Rouge Utopia

@inproceedings{Locard2015TheMO,
  title={The Myth of Angkor as an Essential Component of the Khmer Rouge Utopia},
  author={H. Locard},
  year={2015}
}
  • H. Locard
  • Published 2015
  • Art
  • One of the reasons the Democratic Kampuchea regime was more brutal than other communist regimes may partly originate from the grandeur of the Angkorian era in the Khmer Rouge’s (KR) megalomaniac, utopian imagination. Was this modelled on an illusory future or on an imagined past? Even before the KR seized power, they managed to fashion a bizarre amalgam of royalty, revolution, and past glory through the propaganda trip made by Norodom Sihanouk to Angkor in March 1973. Soon after seizing power… CONTINUE READING
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