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Now What does this paragraph on MAO remind us of ????
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Mao was a master of keeping all comers in a state of paralyzing uncertainty. He garnered enormous power from his imperial opaqueness: While almost everyone wished "to work toward" Mao and his policies in order to please him, they could never be quite sure whether they were measuring up. Mao was the embodiment par excellence of the advice implicitly given by the Grand Inquisitor in Dostoyevsky's The Brothers Karamazov when he chastises Jesus for failing to compel belief by ruling by "miracle, mystery and authority."


Great Disorder Under Heaven
Two China scholars chronicle the Cultural Revolution, a spasm of terrifying violence.

Reviewed by Orville Schell Washington Post
Sunday, October 29, 2006; Page BW10


By Roderick MacFarquhar and Michael Schoenhals

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