A Visit through Post-War Vietnam

Whether profiteering or pride, Vietnam can’t get enough of its revolution. Neither can Western tourists.

Núi Bà Đen. Tây Ninh. Phu-Loi. Củ Chi. These were the names of places I had heard over and over growing up, but had little meaning to me. I knew these villages existed in Vietnam — the country invoked in the 1980s whenever Americans wanted to pontificate about either American patriotism or American…