[Marxism] The Tragedy of China's 'Great leap Forward'

Ian Angus ecosocialism at gmail.com
Mon Apr 20 08:10:34 MDT 2009


SOCIALIST VOICE
Marxist Perspectives for the 21st Century
April 20, 2009

50 Years After: The Tragedy of China's 'Great Leap Forward'

by John Riddell

How was revolutionary China diverted onto a capitalist path? ... much
can be learned by considering the first major setback of the People’s
Republic, a dark episode that reached its culmination exactly 50 years
ago. This was China’s 1958-60 “Great Leap Forward” - an ambitious and
failed attempt to jump-start rapid industrialization by reshaping
China’s countryside.

Full article: http://www.socialistvoice.ca/?p=383




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