Statement of the Communist Party of Kampuchea [CPK] to the Communist Workers’ Party of Denmark, July 1978* Author’s Note: What unfolds in this important document
Cambodia’s Strategy of Defence against Vietnam Author’s Note: The geo-political situation in 1977-1978 saw Vietnam deploy its Army inside Kampuchea with the intention of destroying
Leading cadres at all levels should be good at dealing with intellectuals and develop close friendships with intellectuals. Intellectuals should be trusted to make important and major decisions, and cadres should seek advice and suggestions from intellectuals. Opinions and criticisms from intellectuals, as long as the starting point is dialectically correct, must be warmly welcomed, and actively adopted.
That is why, when Preobrazhensky and Trotsky declared at the October plenum that they wanted to save the Party through democracy, but that the C.C. was blind and saw nothing, the C.C. laughed at them and replied: No, comrades, we, the C.C., are wholeheartedly for democracy, but we do not believe in your democracy, because we feel that your “democracy” is simply a strategic move against the C.C. motivated by your factionalism.
Original Author Yan Zhao Wei (阎兆伟) (Translated by Adrian Chan-Wyles PhD) Translator’s Note: This is an English translation of the original Chinese language text entitled