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Vietnam at the Crossroads

Vietnam at the Crossroads
By Michael C. Williams
104 pp, Council on Foreign Relations Press, 1992

This is a thorough and readable account of the changes in Vietnam's economic and foreign policies in recent years. The author, a British Broadcasting Corporation correspondent, concludes that Vietnam has made a decisive shift toward a market economy and that even party leaders no longer appear able to distinguish between communism and capitalism. He speculates that the Communist Party of Vietnam, if it is to survive, may end up like the Kuomintang in Taiwan or the Golkar in Indonesia, models that many Vietnamese now speak favorably of in private.