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Empire of Lies: The Truth about China in the Twenty-First Century

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Before the totalitarian reign of Mao Zedong and his immediate successors, never in human history had an entire nation been under such intense surveillance. The Chinese not only had to speak alike; they had to think alike. Traveling to China regularly since 1967, and spending all of 2005 and 2006 there, Guy Sorman saw it all, and in this jaw-dropping book, he documents the ...more
ebook, 267 pages
Published April 1st 2009 by Encounter Books (first published March 30th 2007)
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Howard Olsen
Jul 25, 2009 Howard Olsen rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
For an autocratic communist dictatorship that steals US patents, oppresses its people, pollutes the environment, makes shoddy merchandise, curtails free speech, sells tainted food and medicine, and intervenes forcefully in the procreation of families, China gets astoundingly good press. Some of it comes from free trade types who simply see a market to exploit, but a surprising amount of the books about China are written by western academics who write about China in a neutral or positive light, e ...more
Socraticgadfly
Great refutation of neoliberalism, "free trade" and "engagement"

Economic conservatives and neoliberal "spinners" from James Fallows and Reed Hundt through Bill Clinton (singled out in one passage) are exposed as frauds, liars and enablers for a China of modern myth in this power-packed new book.

French journalist, politician and philosopher (and why can't we get that combo in America), exposes the lies of both the Chinese Communist Party and its Western apologists, which range from hardcore econo
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Mark
Feb 12, 2012 Mark rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Really stark and eye-opening book about the totalitarian horrors of contemporary China. Most people have no idea of what's going on and this is a great introduction to the communist party's abuses.
Dane
Oct 23, 2012 Dane rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
So much information that makes you angry.
Michael Elliott
God bless liberty
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