[Mao Zedong, in “Speech at the Chinese Communist Party’s National Conference on Propaganda Work,” talks mainly about work by intellectuals.  A key part of Maoism is about the existence of class struggle even under socialism.  There are different contradictions inherent in the struggle for socialism and revolutionaries must be aware of them.  In this speech […]

This following video of an interview by historian and author Webster Tarpley offers an interesting, geo-political perspective on modern dynamics related to imperialism and militarism. Posting here is for discussion and additional perspective and does not imply uncritical agreement.

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If you are an American or European citizen, chances are you’ve never heard about shengren, minzhu and wenming. If one day you promote them, you might even be accused of culture treason. That’s because these are Chinese concepts. They are often conveniently translated as “philosophers,” “democracy” and “civilization.” In fact, they are none of those. […]

When news broke following October 1st, 1949 that the Chinese Communist Party defeated the ‘Nationalist’ troops and had established the People’s Republic of China, reactions of elation, horror or skepticism ensued. Few however could predict the political struggles which would erupt over the next 20 years, eventually spilling into public life in what was known […]