Red China: Approaching a Showdown

Ruminating on the fantastic reports that are daily pouring out of Red China, U.S. Secretary of State Dean Rusk last week was moved to declare: "We don't know what they mean, but that doesn't embarrass us, because Mao Tse-tung obviously doesn't know what they mean either." The world's capitals are all having difficulty in judging the meaning of the tales of peasant armies and pitched battles, of death in high places and kangaroo courts, of confusion and chaos from one end of mainland China to the other. But one thing is increasingly clear:...

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