Felix Greene

Journalist, Author

1909 – 1985


Who was Felix Greene?

Felix Greene was a British-American 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 traveled 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 has been accused of giving a very rosy and one-sided view of the communist society. Some have argued that Greene purposely hid negative information about the extent of starvation in China. He can be seen as a Fellow traveler.

In the 1970s, Felix Greene came to in Dharamsala to visit the 14th Dalai Lama who recalled that after 3 days of discussion, Greenes 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.

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May 21, 1909
Jun 15, 1985

on July 23, 2013


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