REAPPRAISING THE CULTURAL REVOLUTION
by Harry Hayding
The changes in Chinese politics in the four years since the death of Mao Zedong (Mao Tse-tung) have been breathtaking. But none has been more significant than China's repudiation of the Great Proletarian Cultural Revolution, the tumultuous movement that dominated Chinese life for a decade, and that Mao's associates once described as their country's greatest con- tribution to Marxist theory.
The Cultural Revolution, as one Am...