Mets, Yankees, The Times and Uncle Ho
A respected national survey from Pew shows that much fewer people believe in National newspapers. Count me among them. And " national press " means the NY Times . I respect their global perspective, but their news stories are so biased on many levels, and I don't put up with it the way I once did. I still buy the Times, but I do not buy it every day. There are many other places to get the news now, the NY Times simply is not essential reading anymore.
Read the first chapter of William J Duiker's biography of Ho Chi Minh. Very readable. Left me off as a young Ho Chi Minh boards a Europe-bound ship in Saigon. In 1911. When Saigon was part of the French colony of " Cochin China "--they had Vietnam split into three different colony / protectorates at the time, long ago.