CHINA: The King and the Brigands

Millions of people marching along the broad avenues of Peking and Shanghai. Walls in every city plastered with posters attacking new ideological victims as "traitors," "bandits," "worms" and "vermin." During the Cultural Revolution of 1966-69, that was the way China's radicals denounced their political enemies. Last week, the former persecutors had clearly become victims. Within days after the arrest of the country's top radicals (TIME, Oct. 25), China had been roused to full fighting pitch against them. The marches and mass rallies seemed carefully designed to fuel the myth of a...

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