RED CHINA: The Lone Critic

Ever since Mao Tse-tung let the "100 flowers bloom and contend" and then rooted them out, the voice of dissent has been hard to hear in Red China. But it was plainly to be seen last week in the pages of New Construction, a nonparty theoretical monthly permitted occasionally to deviate slightly from the party line. The critic was ancient and prestigious Ma Yinchu, president of Peking University. "More than 200 people have criticized my views, and I hear more are entering the battle," wrote Ma defiantly. "I accept the challenge, and...

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