CHINA: The Long Reach

In the last ten years, few leaders on the world stage have been so praised and so damned as Chiang Kaishek, the intense, durable revolutionary who is Generalissimo of China's Nationalist armies, President of China's Nationalist Government, and boss of China's Nationalist (or Kuomintang) Party. This week a growing list of Americans are at long last getting inside Chiang's shaven head.

Two competing editions of China's Destiny* —Chiang's preachment on the Chinese revolution and Asiatic reconstruction—have sold a total of more than 10,000 copies. The independently translated Roy edition carries bitterly partisan and...

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