Understanding the Cultural Revolution

  • Leo Huberman
  • Paul M. Sweezy
Keywords: History

Abstract

It is pretty generally agreed by now that the Cultural Revolution in China is an event of world-shaking import. And yet much of what is being said and written about it, at least in the sources to which we have access, is uninspired and uninspiring. Endless accumulation of details yields little useful or usable knowledge; steady proliferation of hypotheses contributes more to confusion than to understanding. Why?
Published
1967-04-30
Section
Review of the Month