The World: INSTANT WISDOM: BEYOND THE LITTLE RED BOOK

The pellets of instant wisdom scattered through Quotations from Chairman Mao Tse-tung are by far the most celebrated of Mao's writings. Distributed in more than a billion copies, the so-called Little Red Book remains the fundamental vade mecum of every citizen of the Chinese People's Republic. It is also an inspiration to an assortment of would-be revolutionaries, guerrillas and new leftists around the world. Among the most famous quotations: "Political power grows out of the barrel of a gun," and "Just because we have won victory, we must never relax our vigilance against...