[Marxism] Myths About Mao?
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Sun Oct 9 07:58:16 MDT 2005
'Throwing the book at Mao' SAYS:
'While no one is minimising the cost of Mao's follies - notably the 30
million dead from famine caused by the Great Leap Forward in backyard
industry that diverted efforts from agriculture - scholars point out that in
the sane interludes between these campaigns - admittedly when Mao's more
pragmatic colleagues had more say - China showed remarkable economic growth
and dramatically improved indices of social welfare, with life expectancy
doubling in the 1950s.'
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