amazing article

I cannot remember all the details. But I remember one peace conference with the French where the Vietminh were not invited. On Sept. 14, when ho signed this basically hollow document, he was heard to murmur, “I am signing my own death warrant.” But to a colleague he concluded, “there is noting else to do but fight.” Ho returned to Vietnam, but then fighting broke out in Haiphong, Mus said, that Ho had been betrayed, adding, “I use the word betrayed with full knowledge of what it means.” After that, Ho never placed faith in negotiations.

At one point, Ho went to Paris for talks again, but the French put him aboard a very slow ship while behind He’s back, they tried to install a French puppet government in his absence.

http://turcopolier.typepad.com/sic_semper_tyrannis/2017/09/ho-chi-minth-by-richard-sale.html

#politics #article #life #history #story

բնօրինակ սփիւռքում(եւ մեկնաբանութիւննե՞ր)

this one is so important that i will quote it again

My idillic childhood came to a crashing end at age 16. In summer camp that year I realized I was a geek and didn’t have any friends; and more importantly: for the first time I actually cared about this. This horrible realization kicked off fifteen years of low self esteem and poor dating choices.

I beat myself up for being too short (which I had no control over), too intelligent (which is a stupid thing to be upset about), and uninterested in “guy things” like football, cars, and beer. (Did I mention I grew up in the south?)

http://joshondesign.com/2015/08/17/turning40

#childhood #life

բնօրինակ սփիւռքում(եւ մեկնաբանութիւննե՞ր)

I saw this play, Nanor talks about, and it’s one of the best Armenian plays to me.

— the one was the dream, the girl was a kind of a dreamer, or a dream, she wants to go out, and to change something, one of the guys was the idea, kind of an intellectual person,who had these really big ideas, but he wasn’t doing anything, he was sitting there and reading books, and we have the hero on a camera, kind of the virtual life, who was all the time acting and pretending to be a hero, and failing all the time…

… Here in Armenia all the heros are getting lost in the virtual life…

… at the end it was a triangle love story…

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I932lXqtF5s

#nanor #play #theatre #dream #idea #dreamer #hero #virtual #life

բնօրինակ սփիւռքում(եւ մեկնաբանութիւննե՞ր)

My idillic childhood came to a crashing end at age 16. In summer camp that year I realized I was a geek and didn’t have any friends; and more importantly: for the first time I actually cared about this. This horrible realization kicked off fifteen years of low self esteem and poor dating choices.

I beat myself up for being too short (which I had no control over), too intelligent (which is a stupid thing to be upset about), and uninterested in “guy things” like football, cars, and beer. (Did I mention I grew up in the south?)

http://joshondesign.com/2015/08/17/turning40

#childhood #life

բնօրինակ սփիւռքում(եւ մեկնաբանութիւննե՞ր)

I spent a great deal of my life being ignored. I was always very happy that way. Being ignored is a great privilege. That is how I think I learned to see what others do not see and to react to situations differently. I simply looked at the world, not really prepared for anything.

#saul_leiter #life #privilege #art #quote #photographer #photography

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