Sunday, March 19, 2017

Recent Reading

I thought Stalin's construction of socialism causing the premature and excess death of over 15 million people was near the top of inhumanity by Marxist regimes. But, I just finished reading Frank Dikotter's Mao's Great Famine (2010) and he puts a credible estimate of 45 million premature excess deaths in China due to the GLF alone from 1958-1962. A lot of the book goes into detailed descriptions of how these people died and how others managed to survive. Overall a very depressing book.


nemo said...

I saw a documentary many years ago on this. I heard then that the number dead was around 50 million. This book supports my earlier belief that Mao and Co., were (are) monsters.

I have met a number of folks from China; but for a couple (less than 4?) all love the maniac Mao. When he died, the people cried, "Who will oppress us now?!" Sick joke, but shows how effective mind control and political terror can "gaslight" history.


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