Monthly Archives: December 2016

Eric Nguyen Reviews ‘The Adventures of Joe Harper’

diaCRITIC Eric Nguyen reviews Phong Nguyen's newest book, The Adventures of Joe Harper. On the first page of his manuscript of The Adventures of Tom Sawyer,...

OUT OF THE MARGINS :: Michael Nhat

You motherfuckers don’t give us respect / So when I turn to my own they look at me like heck / he ain’t really Asian, much less Vietnamese / How do you think that makes me feel? ...

Viet Thanh Nguyen on the Democrats’ Failure and Our Future

Donald Trump has triumphed, an accomplishment that many, except his most ardent supporters, deemed to be impossible. I didn't care for Clinton but I voted for her. The Democratic Party didn't leave me much choice. It went to the center and said to the left, take it or leave it. Now that playing it safe as a strategic and moral principle has failed, can we try something different?