Questions about Practice in the First World

  Questions about Practice in the First World (llco.org) “Dear Leading Light, For Leading Lights in the First World. How does one orient themselves toward the masses, when there are no masses in the First World? Obviously they still receive the benefits of their class, but is there a way to ensure they’re more in …

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Mao Declassified (2006)

Mao Declassified (2006) reviewed. (llco.org) This is a trashy, sensationalist documentary from the History Channel. The documentary does not even attempt to understand its subject. Instead, it relies on the orientalist and bourgeois prejudices of its audience to fill in the blanks. The film portrays Mao as a power-mad Asian despot, blindly worshiped by mindless …

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Hungry Ghosts: Mao’s Secret Famine

Hungry Ghosts: Mao’s Secret Famine 
New York: Henry Holt & Co. 1998, 380pp. 
by Jasper Becker reviewed by MC5 March 18, 2004, expanded, revised March 22, 2004, slightly edited November 2010 by MSH Who Jasper Becker is Jasper Becker is the new darling of anti-Mao writers from the West. Google turns up 4000 entries for …

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