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  1. VegemiteIsGross

    Arguments I have noticed against Communism as a Communist

    From Wikipedia (I know, but I'm not too bothered to put in a real search) Academics Noam Chomsky and Edward S. Herman were among those who examined the conflicting reports of the situation in Cambodia in 1977. On June 6, 1977, Chomsky and Herman published an article in The Nation which contrasted the views expressed in books by Barron and Paul, Ponchaud, and Porter and Hildebrand, and in articles and accounts by Butterfield, Bragg, Kahin, Cazaux, Shanberg, Tolgraven and others. Their conclusion was: "We do not pretend to know where the truth lies amidst these sharply conflicting assessments; rather, we again want to emphasize some crucial points. What filters through to the American public is a seriously distorted version of the evidence available, emphasizing alleged Khmer Rouge atrocities and downplaying or ignoring the crucial U.S. role, direct and indirect, in the torment that Cambodia has suffered." ... Beachler cited reports that Chomsky's attempts to counter charges of Khmer Rouge atrocities also consisted of writing letters to editors and publications. He said: "Examining materials in the Documentation Center of Cambodia archives, American commentator Peter Maguire found that Chomsky wrote to publishers such as Robert Silver of the New York Review of Books to urge discounting atrocity stories. Maguire reports that some of these letters were as long as twenty pages, and that they were even sharper in tone than Chomsky’s published words."[21] Journalist Fred Barnes also mentioned that Chomsky had written "a letter or two" to the New York Review of Books. Barnes discussed the Khmer Rouge with Chomsky and "the thrust of what he [Chomsky] said was that there was no evidence of mass murder" in Cambodia. Chomsky, according to Barnes, believed that "tales of holocaust in Cambodia were so much propaganda. You can read more here: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cambodian_genocide_denial#Chomsky_and_Herman Seems that he denied atrocities committed by the Khmer Rouge
  2. VegemiteIsGross

    Arguments I have noticed against Communism as a Communist

    Didn't Chomsky support the Khmer Rouge? We had a guy we banned from our discord who supported Pol Pot, he was not a very informed "comrade" though. Stalin was a communist/socialist. You should read his work before flinging those accusations. Even Frida Kahlo would disagree with you there. Sorry if I'm reviving a dead thread, I don't quite know the old thread rules.
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    NS Issues Thread

    Yeah I went by the government initiatives route, took forever. top 14% with 96.7. I think the NEP style would have been better.