[Marxism] WSJ column by Vietnamese ambassador to U.S

Carrol Cox cbcox at ilstu.edu
Fri Nov 17 14:51:45 MST 2006

Walter Lippmann wrote:
> If capitalism is the social system which exists in Vietnam, the task confronting
> those who, such as the World Socialist Web Site, In Defense of Marxism, etc.
> as well as unaffiliated individuals, such as our local commender in chef, would
> be to overthrow the government of Vietnam, and then to bring about genuine
> workers rule, according to their own rather demanding standards.

Don't be silly. I react negatively to various efforts to classify this
or that state over which we have no say, in fact I think such efforts
are wasted efforts at best, but silly as they are, they are not as silly
as this grade-school sarcasm. Vietnam probably is on the "capitalist
road"; it's just something that it is fairly pointless for residents of
the imperial hegemon to be waxing profound over. We have better things
to do.


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