How One Person Saw Hồ Chí Minh

by Mark Chmiel

In Hồ Chí Minh, everybody finds the noblest, most simple, and dearest member of his family… Compared with weapons, that does not yield to all the weapons of the Seventh Fleet… Hồ Chí Minh’s image is the perfect combination of Buddha’s wisdom, Jesus’s fraternity, Marx’s philosophy, Lenin’s revolutionary genius and the feeling of a master of a family, all that wrapped in a most natural manner.

—French journalist Hélène Tourmaire
quoted in Phạm Văn Đôǹg, Hồ Chí Minh: A Man, A Nation, An Age, and a Cause

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