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China and the Cold War
China and the Cold War
By Michael Lindsay (Lord Lindsay of Birker)
Melbourne University Press, Cambridge University Press, 1955, 286 pp

The author, who served as interpreter on the recent Attlee mission to China, reflects on his complete disillusionment with Chinese Communism. Developing the thesis that the Communist reliance on subjective truth makes it impossible for the Chinese leaders to calculate rationally the consequences of their deeds, he finds their actions best explained as irrational rather than as being simply in bad faith.