Voting with Their Feet

April 1975
National Review;4/11/1975, Vol. 27 Issue 13, p382
This article focuses on the application of Vladimir Ilich Lenin's, a leader of the Communist revolution, war policy to the current political conditions in Vietnam and Portugal. It is reported that many of the South Vietnamese in their hearts regard the Vietcong as genuine national liberators and would have given the Vietcong their support if not prevented by the despotic dictatorship of a U.S.-backed Saigon regime. The North Vietnamese, are so worn down by the horrors of the war that they would, if given any sort of chance, be more than glad to accept Communist rule rather than have the war continue. It is pointed that the South Vietnamese people, instead of welcoming the Communists with open arms as liberators or at any rate passively accepting their presence as bringing an end to the fighting.


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