Felix Greene

Felix Greene (1968) Felix Greene (21 May 1909—June 15, 1985) was a British journalist who chronicled several Communist countries in the 1960s and 1970s.

He was one of the first Western reporters to visit North Vietnam when he travelled there for the ''San Francisco Chronicle'' in the 1960s. Some of his material has been reproduced for A-Level history, within the Vietnam War topic.

Born in England, Greene first visited China for the BBC in 1957. He later produced documentary films, including ''One Man's China,'' ''Tibet,'' ''Cuba va!,'', ''Vietnam! Vietnam!'' and ''Inside North Viet Nam''. These films have been accused of giving a very rosy and one-sided view of Communist society. Some have argued that Greene purposely hid negative information about the extent of starvation in China. He has been called a fellow traveller.

R.W. Herrick, Commander, U.S. Navy, reviewed ''A Curtain of Ignorance'' in Naval War College Review. Herrick wrote "There can be no question but that [Greene] set out deliberately to 'prove' his contentions that practically everything having to do with COmmunist China and its policies is good, while Chiang Kai-shek and the Nationalist regimes are unmitigatedly bad." Herrick continued, "Yet, once the reader understands and allows for this bias, this book is eminently worth reading...." Herrick agrees with Greene's observation that "on matters where great natioanl feelings are aroused, scholars and experts are just as likeley as the rest of us to allow their judgments to be swayed by the prevailing climate of opinion.'" He found the chapters on Nationalist China and the China Lobby to be provoctive reading.

In the 1970s, Greene went to Dharamsala to visit the 14th Dalai Lama, who recalled that after three days of discussion Greene's attitude had changed.

Greene was a cousin of the author Graham Greene. He lived in the San Francisco area for twenty years. He died in Mexico of cancer. Provided by Wikipedia
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...Greene, Felix. Divorce trial in China....
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