Vietnam A History 1

America’s Mandarin

By 1954, following the Geneva Conference, reputable Viet¬namese nationalists outside the ranks of the Vietminh were scarce. Many had been liquidated by the Communists or killed by the French, or had withdrawn from politics to private occupations in Saigon. Some had even moved to France to become dilettante activists—holding sterile meetings, issuing mean¬ingless manifestos and conspiring constantly in the comfort ... Read More »