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The Private Life of Chairman Mao by Li Zhisui
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Nov 23, 08

Recommended for: anyone
Read in October, 2008, read count: 4

I have read this book now for the 4th time. As I read this book, I can feel this man's goodness be challenged over and over by the circumstances thrust upon him. I really feel for his position and thought it was quite an eye opener into the behind the scene look into China's politics. Think for a moment if you gave the presidency of the United States over to some farm hick who knew little if any world politics and you have this story an ocean away. It made me think and realize what honest people of the world have to endure when they work for corrupt officials.


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Donster Uh, I'm pretty sure the presidency of the United States WAS given over to some hick who knew nothing of world politics from 2001 to 2009.

Laird O.K. I see where you stand on this matter. I certainly don't disagree that many, many mistakes were made during this time period. Before you hang up the phone thought, tt is worth noting however that this book clearly outlines the disasters that occur when China under Mao took his country down a steep leftist path which resulted in disaster ( Cultural Revolution as well as the Great Leap Forward to name a few). All I am saying is that the book's lessons are timely and eye opening. Enough said

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