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In the end, it was all about Mao


Just finished reading, Mao, The Unknown Story by Jung Chang and Jon Halliday, a page turner at 650+ pages.   Mao was an evil man, who delighted in using violence to destroy the social order and maintain power. No matter that 20-30 million died in famines directly caused by his ambition to be a world military power.  In the end, it was all about Mao, not about ideology or about the masses.  As Chang writes about Mao’s last hours,

“His mind remained lucid to the end, and in it stirred just one thought: himself and his power.”  654

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