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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.)