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Sunday, February 26, 2012

Future will bring 'more hardship to average Americans'

Iran's Press TV, Feb 26:




Press-TV-on-2-9-12




Linh Dinh, journalist and writer, talks on America’s ‘missing foundations’ with Press TV’s U.S. Desk and says the “U.S. industrial base is missing and the factories are shut down.”


He said that U.S. companies are still making a lot of money but many U.S. workers are unemployed. He emphasized that a country like the U.S. cannot achieve an economic recovery without having a proper industrial foundation based on manufacturing.


“The U.S. is not really making anything besides weapons and images. Hollywood is still going strong, the music industry is going strong, but you cannot survive on generating illusions, which is what the U.S. is doing right now. It is making illusions and weapons.”


Politically, he said, the missing U.S. foundation is the two party system “which their policies are basically the same and the choices of changing the system through the electoral process is not available.” He said with the current system “it is impossible to change the system from within.”


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Born in Vietnam in 1963, I came to the US in 1975, and have also lived in Italy, England and Germany. I'm the author of a non-fiction book, Postcards from the End of America (2017), two books of stories, Fake House (2000) and Blood and Soap (2004), six of poems, All Around What Empties Out (2003), American Tatts (2005), Borderless Bodies (2006), Jam Alerts (2007), Some Kind of Cheese Orgy (2009) and A Mere Rica (2017), and a novel, Love Like Hate (2010). I've been anthologized in Best American Poetry 2000, 2004, 2007, Great American Prose Poems from Poe to the Present, Postmodern American Poetry: a Norton Anthology (vol. 2) and Flash Fiction International: Very Short Stories From Around the World, etc. I'm also editor of Night, Again: Contemporary Fiction from Vietnam (1996) and The Deluge: New Vietnamese Poetry (2013). My writing has been translated into Italian, Spanish, French, Dutch, German, Portuguese, Japanese, Korean, Arabic, Icelandic and Finnish, and I've been invited to read in London, Cambridge, Brighton, Paris, Berlin, Leipzig, Halle, Reykjavik, Toronto, Singapore and all over the US. I've also published widely in Vietnamese.