World: Mao's Heir

He wrote the foreword to the little red book and the lyrics to the song that hails Mao as "the Great Helmsman"; he is a skillful politician and a brilliant general as well. His name is Lin Piao, Defense Minister and Deputy Premier of China. He has been chosen by Mao Tse-tung to carry on his thoughts after Mao's death. For the past two years, Lin has in fact been Mao's No. 2 man.

He has thrived on chaos all his life, and Mao's Great Proletarian Cultural Revolution provided plenty of that. Mao first singled...

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