The Cultural Revolution
“The Disciple, the field commander, and his mentor, Mao the grand strategist, ordered a massive assault on the institutions built by 18 years of Communist rule—and on the intellectual and social remnants of the past. Their assault troops were the Red Guards. Their objective was the ‘four olds—old habits, manners, custom, and culture,’ in sum really the entire extant civilization of China. The Mao-Lin faction decided to burn down the house in order to smoke out their enemies. Utopia would rise ‘on the ashes of the old society.'” – Robert Elegant
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