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Chasing the Ghost of Graham Greene in Contemporary Vietnam
5 Oct 2010 // 5:00 PM
My suite had a balcony overlooking the square and the Municipal Theatre. The hotel has a central open courtyard for breakfast dining. Wrought iron chairs. Glass-topped tables with bamboo place mats. A small fountain. Lacy white spheres hanging from spindly branches. It was easy to imagine Greene at work here, too, under the trees.
How 'The Quiet American' Continues to Colonize Vietnam
31 Aug 2017 // 10:00 PM
Neither bombs nor bumbling Americans broke the will of the Vietnamese. Something far more insidious and far-reaching, however, may have.