Statement on the death of Ho Chi Minh, September 4, 1969
by Bertrand Russell
By permission of B.R.P.F.
Summary: Obituary published in Sept 1969 'Spokesman' - Rae West
President Ho Chi Minh's selfless pursuit of Vietnamese independence and unity for over half a century made him both the father of the nation and a leading architect of the post-colonial world. At home his leadership and massive popularity were unquestioned. Abroad he symbolised the struggle for independence of small nations in a world dominated by great powers. There are very few heads of state whose death will cause such sorrow in all continents. I feel this sorrow myself for I greatly admired him and felt him to be my friend.
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