As Good As Vietnam Gets
How Saigon Became A Bastion Of Capitalism
Think of capitalistic countries and communist-ruled Vietnam probably doesn’t pop to mind first. At least not for Westerners whose idea of the place is more synonymous with a war that ended 40 years ago than anything else.
But the fact is Vietnam isn’t anything like it was in 1975. Or ’85, or ’95. Especially in the commercial capital of Ho Chi Minh City, where entrepreneurship is now everywhere apparent, and the past is firmly planted in everyone’s rearview mirrors. Thomas Fuller reported on the new Saigon (as the city is still known locally) for The New York Times in July 2015. Read the full story here.