Vietnam’s Marxism-Leninism: RIP…?


Partyforumseasia: On a visit to Xinhua News Agency’s training centre in Beijing in the late 1990s, the editor of Partyforumsea asked the somewhat naughty question how many Marxists they had in their faculty. The answer came quickly: Only one, the American guest lecturer…
Has Marxism-Leninism become a luxury ideology in rich countries? At least a number of European countries still have Marxist splinter parties surviving alongside the more successful social-democrats.
For Vietnam in its ongoing economic crisis, the traditional ML-ideology seems to attract few followers among the young. State jobs which require membership in the Communist Party obviously don’t attract many any more. See the Associated Press article in the
Straits Times (16 August 2013)
Vietnam ML