Television: The Fruits of Hatred

"I remember Mao Tse-tung saying to me that Americans thought the Communists would lose." Old China Hand Theodore H. White is no mean hand at that kind of name-dropping. He also recalls being warned by Chiang Kaishek, in 1941, that "the Japanese are a disease of the skin, but the Communists are a disease of the heart." Such recollections are heart and parcel of China: The Roots of Madness, a 90-minute television documentary to be syndicated on 101 channels in 41 states between Jan. 30 and Feb. 5. For those whose knowledge of the...

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