Democracy in China

Authors

  • Barbara Ehrenreich

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.14452/MR-026-04-1974-08_2

Keywords:

History, Political Economy

Abstract

It was said during the Cultural Revolution that "the 700 million Chinese are all critics." Five years later, the claim still holds. All China is criticizing Lin Piao and Confucius. Workers spend at least six hours a week meeting with fellow-workers to criticize Lin Piao and Confucius. Families—children through grandparents—hold family meetings to criticize Lin Piao and Confucius. Character posters criticizing Lin Piao and Confucius decorate factories, restaurants, schools, and shops. School children sing the popular songs "The Workers, Peasants, and Soldiers are the Motive Force in the Movement to Criticize Lin Piao and Confucius," and "Carry the Criticism of Lin Piao and Confucious Through to the End."

Published

1974-09-02

Issue

Section

Articles