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The Bloody Enigma

Mao's Last Revolution by Roderick Macfarquhar

Reviewed by Andrew J. Nathan
The New Republic Online

"This year marks the fortieth anniversary of the start of China's Great Proletarian Cultural Revolution. According to a later Chinese Communist Party official, one hundred million people were killed, driven to suicide, beaten, convicted in 'unjust, false, and erroneous cases,' 'sent down,' or otherwise affected by what Chinese now call the 'ten-year catastrophe.' Yet the anniversary was greeted by silence in China and abroad...." Read the entire New Republic Online review.

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