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On Revolution: Selected Writings, 1920-1966

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Paperback, 389 pages
Published December 20th 1984 by Westview Press (first published 1967)
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Joe
The writings of Ho Chi Minh, famous foil and fighter of men like LBJ, William Westmoreland, and William McNamara. In this book, he gives away the way that the Vietnamese people were willing to fight the French and then, American "colonizers" and "invaders". Ho speaks of "freedom" and "democracy", but it reads as something simply used as a wartime measure, used to stoke passions and feed a starving country's yearnings against foreign armies.

Ho stresses that Vietnamese history had a long past of
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Liam
Not much fun to read, but interesting as a means of studying the development of Ho Chi Minh's political thought over the course of many years, through an extremely eventful period of history in which he was an individual of great influence.
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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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“Eyes must look far ahead, and thoughts be deeply pondered.
Be bold and unremitting in attack.
Give the wrong command, and two chariots are rendered useless.
Come the right moment, a pawn can bring you victory.”
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While on the ground, stinking of fat and smoke, a black head, mutilated, roasted, deformed, grins horribly and seems to ask the setting sun, "Is this civilization?”
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