Letters, Apr. 11, 1977

Fangs and Horns

To the Editors:

Your article on Mao's wife Chiang Ch'ing [March 21] was fascinating. Her fangs and horns faded away as I read, and a real woman emerged.

She is a woman who has been shaped by her life experiences, and she has done hardly more or less in her own fashion than any American woman would do in a power struggle.

Garland R. Toliver Martinsville, Va.

You might be interested to see how an airbrush can be used to render even an Empress an unperson.

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