CHINA: The Poster Battle

"Respected and honorable Chairman Mao: How are you? We have come to Peking to inform you of the way the anti-Lin and anti-Confucius campaign is going on in our province."

So began an open letter to Mao Tse-tung, plastered last week to a wall in downtown Peking by a number of workers who had journeyed from Hunan province. The letter complained of foot dragging in the five-month-old campaign to promote revolutionary fervor whose symbolic targets are 1) the ancient philosopher Confucius and 2) Defense Minister Lin Piao, who allegedly died in a mysterious...

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