Doug Henwood dhenwood at
Thu Apr 11 20:59:16 MDT 1996

At 8:34 PM 4/11/96, Rubyg580 at wrote:

>The leadership in China now says "to get rich is glorious" because that is
>what those leaders have been saying since the 70s.  Mao called them
>"capitalist roaders" and led theChinese people to defeat them thru the
>upheaval of the cultural revolution and the struggle in the mid 70s against
>the "right deviationist wind."

This isn't really an explanation. Did the Chinese revolution depend
entirely on Mao, and once he was gone, the capitalist roaders took power?
Is that a serious social analysis in the Marxian tradition? What happened
in Chinese society that led to this reversal? Is it just a matter of a
handful of gerontocrats turning their back on Mao Zedong thought?



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