Patriotism: The tranquil and steady dedication of a lifetime/Lòng yêu nước

In honor of Viet Nam's National Day on 2 September here's an article of mine that appeared in English and Vietnamese last year in VNExpress International and VNExpress. Patriotism: The tranquil and steady dedication of a lifetime (2.9.19) Lòng yêu nước (1.9.19) Source: Nhân Dân 75 years ago today in Hanoi's Ba Đình Square Ho … Continue reading Patriotism: The tranquil and steady dedication of a lifetime/Lòng yêu nước

Declaration of Independence of the Democratic Republic of Viet Nam

For the people of Vietnam, who were just beginning to recover from five years of ruthless economic exploitation by the Japanese, the end of World War II promised to bring eighty years of French control to a close. As the League for the Independence of Vietnam (Vietnam Doc Lap Dong Minh Hoi), better known as … Continue reading Declaration of Independence of the Democratic Republic of Viet Nam