Red China: Back to the Cave!

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The great upheaval defied analysis. Day after day, as Red China's latest convulsion swept the nation, reason dissipated itself in the mad mobs and red banners that festooned the broad boulevards of Peking. There seemed to be no pattern to the shouted slogans, no rhythm to the dialectical drums. That Red China was undergoing a convulsion of historic proportion could not be doubted. Beneath the tremors, a few simple facts were apparent: — Mao Tse-tung is still his nation's leader and a vigorous one at that. — Mao's army is the...

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