NEWSWATCH: Four Is Too Small a Gang

Like Americans with their election campaign, the Chinese are experiencing one of those news events that get staled by going on far too long. This is the much postponed trial of the Gang of Four. To the West, the Gang of Four is one of those incredible propaganda overkills that take place whenever Communist regimes reverse course and scapegoats must be found. But a trip to China last month in a party of 34 Americans (most of them architects, and mostly from Texas) gave this visitor an appreciation of how useful such a phony campaign can be, not to the...

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