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Old Posted Dec 15, 2013, 8:13 AM
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Giai Phong, incidentally, landed the author - Huy Duc - in deep, deep trouble. Should he ever decide to come back to Vietnam, he could very well find himself in cuffs - not the French variety - but then he knew that when he decided to publish it.

The book itself is neither pro nor anti-Communist per se but it does go into great detail about things the government would rather keep quiet; those years after the war were very, very difficult for those on the losing side. To be fair, they were hard for everybody. However, I think it's also fair to say that life would have been pretty sh*t even if South VN had won the war but then there was never any risk of that happening, so...

Anyway, we could talk VN all day and just spin around in circles. It's a very interesting place to be right now getting more interesting by the moment.
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