And just as there was something of every Vietnamese in Ho Chi Minh so there is something of Ho Chi Minh in almost every present-day Vietnamese, so strong is his imprint on the Vietnamese nation.
Vietnamese Minh Nation
Could anything justify the extermination of civilians on such a scale?
Ho joined the French socialist party, the first Vietnamese to be a member of a French political party.
Socialist Vietnamese Political Party
Hiroshima had a profound effect upon me.
Vietnamese must be made to feel that they are racial inferiors with no right to national identity.
Vietnamese Feel Racial
The police chief of Hiroshima welcomed me eagerly as the first Allied correspondent to reach the city.
City Eagerly Reach
When you arrive in Hiroshima you can look around and for 25 and perhaps 30 square miles you can see hardly a building. It gives you an empty feeling in the stomach to see such man-made devastation.
Man-Made Square Miles Empty
My anger with the US was not at first, that they had used that weapon - although that anger came later.
Came Although Had
France turned a deaf ear to the demands, but Ho had succeeded in attracting great publicity in progressive French circles to the situation in Indochina.
Situation Turned Ear
My emotional and intellectual response to Hiroshima was that the question of the social responsibility of a journalist was posed with greater urgency than ever.
Hiroshima does not look like a bombed city. It looks as if a monster steamroller had passed over it and squashed it out of existence.
Steamroller Existence Monster
As in all his subsequent dealings with France, Ho Chi Minh's demands were a model of modesty.
France Modesty His