Born the son of a wealthy farmer in Shaoshan, Hunan, Mao adopte...
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He was being venerated like a divine being. With everything taken into account, Dr. Li derided Mao in the book; he reprimanded him for being intolerance towards independent counsel, for his assault on individuals ' livelihood, the corruption, and hypocrisies of Mao 's internal circle. Dr. Li stated, “All of China was wearing Mao buttons and carrying his little red book and reciting his quotations and even the simplest transaction in a shop had to include a recitation from Mao’s words.” Chairman Mao’s thought was not just the country’s guiding ideology, it was its collective mantra. Mao’s Great Leap Forward had also resulted in the worst famine in human history; we know that around 25 or 30 million people died, a conservative estimate. By this time, Mao’s role as the greatest evil in modern Chinese history has been established.
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