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You're succumbing to the "big man" fallacy of history writing. Or in this case the "big idea" version. Marxists in Cambodia are not the same as Marxists in China (or as Marxists in Nepal for that matter).

They may or may not have contacts with each other and may or may not be on friendly terms, but it is patent nonsense to claim that they are "the same group of extremists" when their organisational structure, political goals, strategies, tactics and membership are unrelated, evolved separately and will likely continue to evolve separately. Simply saying "here be commies" is not an argument.

- Jake

Friends come and go. Enemies accumulate.

by JakeS (JangoSierra 'at' gmail 'dot' com) on Sun Apr 20th, 2008 at 02:34:48 AM EST
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