Red China: Clashing Absurdities

In any revolution, terror inevitably breeds reaction, and last week the first signs of it were evident in China. As the rabid Red Guards continued to root out real or imagined foes of Mao Tse-tung everywhere, reports from the northwestern city of Sian told of a three-day clash between revolutionary students and provincial party leaders who refused to go along with their idiotic demands. To humiliate the bureaucrats, the students finally staged a mass hunger strike in front of party headquarters. In Kwangtung province, scores of Red Guards were beaten by villagers...

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