By 史蒂夫 奥托
The Chinese Revolution is one of the most important and positive events of the 20th Century. It brought liberation to nearly a quarter of the world’s people and it has inspired Marxist revolutionaries in countries on all the major continents.
Its leader Mao Zedong (毛泽东) has left us some of the most important political and philosophy theories of the entire century. While there have been many important political writers and theoreticians of the 1900 and 1800s, Mao was able to put his theories into practice. Not every decision or campaign he made was successful. The Mao personality cult may have gone too far. But far more good has come from
I began reading Mao in the mid 1970s and I feel that his theories are to politics what Shakespeare is to literature. The 20th Century produced many great Marxist writers and theoreticians, but Mao is like the grandfather of them all. His writings are basic and the perfect starting point for a learning Marxist.
As with the Paris Commune,
The struggle for socialism continues today into the present century. In
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