Let Vietnam live!

John Berger was in England for Oxford Vietnam Week (Jan. 25 – 31, 1967), when he said, ‘The simple issue around which all the history of the rest of the century will concentrate: are we in the privileged quarter of the world, going to continue to exploit the other three quarters?’  In republishing his speech in full, Let Vietnam Live! – may we wish the author many happy returns of the day.

About the author

John Berger is an English art critic, novelist, painter, poet and author. His novel G. won the 1972 Booker Prize. His seminal essay on art criticism Ways of Seeing, was written as an accompaniment to his 1972 BBC TV series of the same name.