A baby ritualistcally abandoned in Saigon. Click to enlarge

A Common Culture Makes the Nation

A people can endure any travails if they still have a common culture and history. With these snuffed out, there’s no nation left to save.

Tet Offensives, Hungry China and Dumbed Down Americans

Tet Offensives, Hungry China and Dumbed Down Americans

Drugged, decadent, easily manipulated, narcissistic and ignorant of history, how will Americans deal with the existential storm awaiting them?

Vinh Chau Chinese at the Seven Wonders Restaurant, Saigon, 2018. Click to enlarge

The Chinese in Southern Vietnam

Linh Dinh on the lessons of history and why there is no Chinese version of Howard Stern or Jerry Springer

Postcard from the End of America: Palmyra, NJ

Postcard from the End of America: Palmyra, NJ

Linh Dinh visits three adjacent boroughs. One redolent of a quaint past. Another a setting for liberal hypocrisy and the third an ominous portent for the future

Postcard from the End of America: Point Breeze

Postcard from the End of America: Point Breeze

Linh Dinh visits some local bars on a tour of a gentrifying ghetto

Practical Vietnam, Imploding America and China as Beacon

Practical Vietnam, Imploding America and China as Beacon

Linh Dinh on China, Vietnam and why America is deformed, drugged and dying

Hanoi Jane urinal target in Cookie's Tavern, 2017. Click to enlarge

Communists vs. Fascists

Overweening state power, as epitomized by both Communism and Fascism, is the common threat that should unite all

Postcard from the End of America: West Scranton

Postcard from the End of America: West Scranton

Linh Dinh on his encounters with down-at-heel blue-collar America and seemingly miraculous religious icons

Postcard from the End of America: Pennsport

Postcard from the End of America: Pennsport

Linh Dinh charts America’s decline as he tours the local pubs and go-go bars

Back to the USA

Back to the USA

Returning from his native Vietnam, it’s clear to Linh Dinh that just about everything Americans hear, see or notice is bullshit or propaganda.

Dak Lak

Dak Lak

“It’s all about lebensraum”, writes Linh Dinh, as he travels a highlands province 200 miles from Saigon

Hanoi Jottings

Hanoi Jottings

Linh Dinh returns to his native Vietnam. Where, he jokes, he stayed in the John McCain suite at the Hanoi Hilton

Wombward

Linh Dinh returns to his native Hanoi to find it transformed, complete with high rises and gated communities. Some things remain the same however

Empire Idiots

Empire Idiots

From 9/11, Charlie Hebdo, Paris’ Bataclan, Berlin’s Christmas Market to Barcelona, etc., Muslim terrorists seem expert at leaving behind their I.D. papers

Marseille, 2017. Click to enlarge

Marseille, Peak Travel and Peak Immigration

Have we reached peak immigration, or will the coming global economic, political and social turmoil send billions, Americans included, across various borders?

Florensac, Olargues, Pont-Sainte-Esprit and the CIA

Florensac, Olargues, Pont-Sainte-Esprit and the CIA

As Linh Dinh reveals, provincial France is far removed from the nightmare of urban France and even further from what the CIA and French leaders would have

Becky Anderson in Barcelona. Click to enlarge

Siurana, Charlottesville and Barcelona

Linh Dinh talks to shopkeepers and restaurateurs on La Rambla, Barcelona. However, he can find no one who saw a car driving into crowds the day before

Peak White Man

Peak White Man

Europe will only be saved if the US empire, with its corrosive ideologies and madnesses, collapses, and this will happen soon enough. There is hope

Gemma and Lasikar at their wedding.

On Nationalism

Far from promising peace, those who sing of no countries or borders are really threatening us all with unspeakable violence, psychic and physical. Linh Dinh explains

Die Lügenpresse und der Lauschangriff im Mutterland

Die Lügenpresse und der Lauschangriff im Mutterland

A German correspondent tells Linh Dinh of growing state surveillance; as the country’s social fabric crumples under the migrant crisis and a new order emerges