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Party, Army and Masses in China: A Marxist Interpretation of the Cultural Revolution and Its Aftermath
Party, Army and Masses in China: A Marxist Interpretation of the Cultural Revolution and Its Aftermath
By Livio Maitan
NLB/Humanities Press, 1976, 373 pp

Professor Maitan of the Roman Institute of Sociology has written one of the most astute and penetrating analyses of the internal and external politics of the Cultural Revolution yet to appear. His Marxist technique affords him a powerful tool to trace the triumph of bureaucratization in both "Marxist" superstates. (A revised and updated version of Partito, Esercito e Masse nella Crisi Cinese, Rome, 1969.)