The Myth of the Wilsonian Moment: Ho Chi Minh’s Embrace of the Communist International in 1919-1920

The Myth of the Wilsonian Moment: Ho Chi Minh’s Embrace of the Communist International in 1919-1920, Sources & Methods [Woodrow Wilson Center], 17 June 2019, https://www.wilsoncenter.org/blog-post/the-myth-the-wilsonian-moment. Was Woodrow Wilson responsible for Hồ Chí Minh’s embrace of communist internationalism? Since the 1960s, some historians have hinted as much. Others argue forcefully for a “Wilsonian Moment” during the Versailles … More The Myth of the Wilsonian Moment: Ho Chi Minh’s Embrace of the Communist International in 1919-1920

Saigon’s hidden presidential palace and forgotten president: the Republic of Cochinchina and Nguyễn Văn Thinh

Late one November night in 1946, the owner of the villa at 89 Rue de Verdun wrote a final letter. He then tied a noose to the rafter in his upstairs bedroom. The suicide of Nguyễn Văn Thinh left vacant both this Saigon villa and the Republic of Cochinchina’s presidency. From June to November that … More Saigon’s hidden presidential palace and forgotten president: the Republic of Cochinchina and Nguyễn Văn Thinh

Review of Ben Kiernan’s ‘Việt Nam: A History from Earliest Times to the Present’

Journal of Vietnamese Studies, 14, n. 1 (2019), 97-113. The author of Việt Nam: A History from Earliest Times to the Present credits the Vietnamese writer and Democratic Republic of Vietnam (DRV) propagandist Nguyễn Khắc Viện as a foundational influence for his study and a research collaborator during long-past trips to Europe and Vietnam. In … More Review of Ben Kiernan’s ‘Việt Nam: A History from Earliest Times to the Present’