This article appeared in the British Guardian and was picked up by the Kasama Project. While many in the
are treating Maoism as an insignificant and outdated ideology this article, one of the best I’ve seen in a western newspaper, proves that the ideology is far from dead and may soon become a major influence on some countries’ politics. It names US Nepal and as the two major spots right now. In India there are two Maos, “George Washington Mao” the father of the country and the real Mao, whose works are still being read. China
It goes on to say there is little chance of a Maoist movement from the US Midwest, and yet there are a few of us out here ready to do what we can if a major Marxist rebellion of any kind takes place; -សតិវ អតុ
Aside from the bland icon of the new
, there is a much more dangerous Mao, whose ideas retain their vitality; China
In fact, the success of Nepalese Maoists is only one sign of the "return" of Mao. In central
And – as though not to be outdone by Mao's foreign admirers – some Chinese have begun to carefully deploy Mao's still deeply ambiguous memory in
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