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Down with Colonialism!

3.67 of 5 stars 3.67  ·  rating details  ·  21 ratings  ·  4 reviews
Ho Chi Minh, the founder of the Vietminh and President of the Democratic Republic of Vietnam, having defeated Japanese and French colonialist became a hate figure of the USA during the Vietnam War. Anti-globalization activist Walden Bello shows why Ho Chi Minh should still be read by anti-imperialists the world over.
Paperback, 226 pages
Published November 17th 2007 by Verso
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Jake
Its important, every once in a while at least, to get history from a primary source. We don't always need the past to be run through some filter and turned into a narration; often we can learn a lot just by listening to what was going on at the time. Down with Colonialism! is a collection of the writings and speeches of Hồ Chí Minh, the famous leader of Vietnamese independence. The selection of Hồ Chí Minh's work covers a wide time frame, from his early days where he first addressed the question...more
Camden Goetz
Good collection if you want to know what of Ho Chi Minh's writings/speeches were widely spread and influential, but most of it is just rhetoric- good for understanding him and history, but not too much new to learn.
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William West
Historically fascinating. The speeches are fiery, even in translation.
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Vietnamese Communist revolutionary and statesman who was Prime Minister and President of the Democratic Republic of Vietnam (North Vietnam).

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