Andrew Lam is editor at New America Media and author of several books, including Perfume Dreams: Reflections on the Vietnamese Diaspora; East East West: Writing in Two Hemishperes; and Birds of Paradise Lost.
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Thursday, April 30, 2015
Vietnam War 40 Years Later: Capitalism Trumps Ideology
Forty years have passed since the Vietnam War ended, and a parade was staged in Ho Chi Minh City, formally Saigon, to commemorate that date. Yet despite the fanfare debates rage on both sides of the Pacific as to who really won and who lost that war. While the hammer and sickle and Uncle Ho’s image...