tirsdag 31. mai 2016

‘The Cultural Revolution: A People’s History, 1962-1976,’ by Frank Dikotter

A “people’s history” suggests an alternative to an official history. But there is no official account of the Great Proletarian Cultural Revolution. After Mao died, the Chinese people cut a tacit deal with the Communist Party: Raise our living standards and we will allow you to stay in power; we will not ask questions about the nightmare we endured. 

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