[Marxism] Myths About Mao?

Calvin Broadbent calvinbroadbent at hotmail.com
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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