The People Speak

The People Speak

Michael Frolic

live in Hong Kong; between 1972 and 1976, Frolic ques- tioned 250 of them. To protect his subjects, Frolic kept their exact identities confidential. Here we present selections from six of his interviews.

The Backdoor
An intellectual from the southeastern coastal city of Fuzhou discusses the paradox ofprivilege in the People's Republic:
Chairman Mao tells us, "To know the taste of a pear, you must eat the pear." He means that you cannot understand life from the outside, by just sitting...

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