Jung Chang – Living through Cultural Revolution and the Crimes of Mao

Dwarkesh Podcast | 29 November 2023 | 1h 31m | Listen Later | Podcasts | Spotify
Interview with Jung Chang about her books Wild Swans: Three Daughters of China and Mao: The Unknown Story. Discusses what it was like growing up during the Cultural Revolution as the daughter of a denounced official; why the CCP continues to worship the biggest mass murderer in human history; how exactly communist totalitarianism was able to subjugate a billion people; why Chinese leaders like Xi and Deng who suffered from the Cultural Revolution don’t condemn Mao; and how Mao starved and killed 40 million people during The Great Leap Forward in order to exchange food for Soviet weapons.

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