In this volume in the new "Revolutions" series, anti-globalization activist Walden Bello shows why Ho Chi Minh should still be read by anti-colonialists the world over. Ho Chi Minh (1890-1969), the founder of the Vietminh and President of the Democratic Republic of Vietnam, was the archetypical Communist and anti-colonial revolutionary of the twentieth century. He played a key role in the formation of the French, Chinese, and Vietnamese Communist movements and fought successfully against Japanese, French and American imperialism, becoming a hate-figure of the American state during the Vietnam War. Anti-globalization activist Walden Bello shows why Ho Chi Minh should still be read by anti-colonialists the world over.
Walden Bello is Professor of Sociology and Public Administration at the University of the Philippines, as well as executive director of Focus on the Global South. He is the author of Dilemma of Domination and Deglobalization.