Wednesday, May 21, 2008
Mao: Jung Chang
Hard to imagine a better biography of the Chairperson than this, produced by someone bi-lingual in English and Chinese, with the resources and prestige to interview everyone from presidents to peasants. A chilling commentary on the way that political chaos leads to the most ruthless operator rising to the top. This is why there'll always be dictators and why (as C S Lewis observed) they are all the same.