Red China: The Cities Say No

The battle for control of China spread through the nation's cities last week as two irregular armies squared off against each other. On one side swarmed the Red Guards, the teenage, slogan-drunk students turned loose upon the land by Mao Tse-tung to spearhead his fanatical Great Proletarian Cultural Revolution. Opposing them with increasing vehemence were urban workers, resentful of the Red Guards' noisy and disrespectful descent on their factories in the name of Mao-think. The workers were encouraged in their opposition by much of the Communist Party apparatus still loyal to...

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