RED CHINA: The Remolded Ones

A year had passed, and as the 44,000 civil servants and intellectuals trooped back to their desks in Peking, the Communist press could scarcely find words rapturous enough to describe the change that had come over them. The 44,000 had just completed a "year's tempering in productive work." Translation: they had been ideologically "remolded'' by a year's forced manual labor in the country.

The intellectuals, burbled one Red newspaper, "braved wind and snow, traveled at night, lived in thatched huts built with their own hands. Sometimes it was so cold that the...

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