6 thoughts on “A Letter From Viet Nam on the Occasion of the 45th Anniversary of the End of the War

  1. Thank you for the great insightful and well written piece! It’s very important that the history of imperial barbarism endured and brilliantly fought by the Vietnamese people be always remembered. Viet Nam is an example to all oppressed and exploited people and nations of how to overcome the direst situations and, with unity, solidarity, and love for the common cause, become victorious even when the enemy seems invincible.
    Long live the Socialist Republic of Viet Nam!

  2. I salute you sir, for this very important article! And I salute you for spending your time in Vietnam. Please do all you can to spread your convictions among all those hurting and deceived citizens of the USA. Is it too late for a turn-about?

    I’m also a US-citizen but have spent most of the last 50 years in Europe. I have spent the last 20 years in Russia. (For what it’s worth.)

    • Thank you. That’s the $64,000 question. Are you familiar with the work of Morris Berman, including his trilogy about the decline of the US? (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Morris_Berman) He offers a glass-half-empty perspective based on quality research. I think what we can safely say is that this is the Asian Century.

  3. All well and good. I was a member of Students for a Democratic Society (SDS) and the Student Mobilization Committee to End the War in Vietnam (SMC) when I was at Bard College in the late ’60s and early ’70s, so I appreciate the heroic struggle of the Vietnamese people against foreign intervention. However, I am saddened that you don’t even mention the work of Archimedes Patti and his American OSS team in supporting the Vietnamese resistance against Japanese imperialism during WW2. Patti also wrote numerous letters to the US government protesting American intervention in Vietnam, and supporting us students and other anti-war activists.

    Kurt Hill
    Brooklyn, NY

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