You find interesting things while surfing the Internet researching Saigon Kids and ACS. Here is an Editorial from “Times Of Vietnam” giving an interesting perspective about Americans in Viet-nam.
While reading this article “The Ugly American” came to mind.
I found this article interesting, as during the many, many years during my adult life I spent in Asia, in direct contact with orientals, I was repeatedly told that most orientals consider Americans to be barbarians and rude. This is not something they discussed openly, and was only ever related to me by very, very close oriental friends.
EDITORIAL – TIMES OF VIETNAM
March 5, 1958
“ON WINNING FRIENDS AND INFLUENCING PEOPLE”
“Americans are criticized in free countries around the world for many things. This is inevitable with the United States playing the role she has to play in this age. But too often the criticism consists in negative generalizations which can hardly be considered to be constructive criticism.
“The blanket criticism is most often a way of letting off steam at small irritations provoked by Americans in the various countries in which they are living in considerable numbers. But, it is the specific little things which provoke such criticism. After all, the American in Saigon appears to us as the aggregate of numerous little impressions e get of individuals and actions. …
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