CHINA: A Massacre of History

"If we are to have relations with Red China," Mississippi Democrat James O. Eastland declared in Washington last week, "let us do so with our eyes open." The conservative Senator's personal contribution to the effort seemed more calculated to make eyes pop. A 46-page study published under the imprimatur of Eastland's Senate Internal Security subcommittee last week blames Mao Tse-tung and his comrades for the deaths of anywhere from 34,300,000 to 63,784,000 Chinese since Chiang Kai-shek's Nationalists began fighting Mao Tse-tung's Communists in 1927.

Last month, after Richard Nixon announced his plans...

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