Muito, um encanto, Sobretudo quando escrevia sobre um regime que vigorava desde os anos 50 e no qual todas as revistas literárias eram proibidas ( a Nhan Van , "Humanismo", teve a existência de um pirilampo) . E onde, em 1958, ainda sem a desculpa da agressão imperialista, 476 trabalhadores intelectuais ( colegas de Chomsky) , sabotadores da frente ideológica, foram enviados para campos de reeducação ( Courtois, 1977):
The director of the Historical Museum led us through exhibits beginning with the Stone Age, while the members of our entourage listened, with obvious fascination, to his account of Vietnam's ancient culture and the details of each battle, each campaign. In the Military Museum, the same was true. It was impossible to guess that those who were with us had been through this countless times before, for they listened with rapt attention to each familiar detail.