Friday, March 23, 2012

The People’s Revolution

No Mo’ Mao

“I don’t believe anyone who truly loves literature can also love Mao Zedong. These two things are incompatible. Even putting aside his political performance, or how many bad things he did, or how many people starved to death because of him, or how many people he killed, there is one thing for sure: Mao Zedong was the enemy of writers.”

—Han Han, Chinese blogger, novelist, essayist and race-car driver,
in Evan Osnos, The Han Dynasty: How far can a youth-culture idol tweak China’s establishment?” The New Yorker, July 4, 2011
Image: China Daily

• Editorial Comment:
Well, that stuff aside—Mao did like at least one little red book....

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Hard News Café March News Roundup
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