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Originally published in China in 1966, this book contains five essays on philosophy by Mao Tse-tung.
The Classic text on Communist Guerrilla warfare includes an excellent introduction by Brigadier General Samuel Griffith USMC who was also the translator."In 1937 Mao...wrote a succinct pamphlet that has become one of the most influential documents of our time....the first systematic analysis of guerilla warfare...The widespread applicability of Mao's doctrine stems from his realization of the fundamental disparity between the agrarian, peasant-based society of China and that of pre-revolutionary Russia, or any urban society....he had to employ tactics and appeals appropriate to the peasant."
This historic document brilliantly exemplifies the profound integration of Marxism-Leninism with the practice of the Chinese revolution.
In this dazzling new series, philosopher and cultural critic Slavoj Zizek interrogates key writings on revolution. These early philosophical writings underpinned the Chinese revolutions and their clarion calls to insurrection remain some of the most stirring of all time. Drawing on a dizzying array of references from contemporary culture and politics, Zizek's firecracker commentary reaches unsettling conclusions about the place of Mao's thought in the revolutionary canon. "Communism is not love. Communism is a hammer, which we use to crush the enemy." -- Mao Tse-Tung
The book explains to the people of China the ideology and manifesto of the Chinese Communist Party.
The dates of the selections in this book range from 1926 through 1963, and include such titles as: Analysis of the Classes in Chinese Society (1926) and Oppose Book Worship (1930).
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