[lbo-talk] Gorbachev: I Should Have Left the Communist Party Earlier

John Gulick john_gulick at hotmail.com
Wed Aug 17 08:05:41 PDT 2011


(Deng) stood on the shoulders of giant


Yes, little doubt that Deng could have been kept alive and on ice for a future comeback were it not for the political skill of Zhou.

Of course, one could argue that once the Cultural Revolution fizzled, Sino-Soviet antagonisms heated up further, and China'scommercial sci-tech capacity fell behind that of the East Asian tigers on its periphery, its "capitalist restoration" was inevitable.

I dunno if I believe it or not, but Mao was reputed to have said some pretty cynical things about his commitment to "Maoism" whenhe met with Kissinger and Nixon.

Overposted... goodbye.

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