Mao Tse-Tung: The Man in the Leader

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Mao Tse-Tung: The Man in the Leader

By Lucian W. Pye
Basic Books, 1976
346 pp. $12.95
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A psycho-historical biography, this study associates Mao's concern for contradictions with ambivalence, his generosity toward his enemies with a reaction-formation against aggression, his preference for open debate with narcissism, and his difficulties in finding a successor with fear of abandonment.