Social Scientist. v 2, no. 24 (July 1974) p. 79.


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BOOK REVIEW

Review Article

Galbraith Sees the Future in China

John Kenneth Galbraith, A CHINA PASSAGE, Vikas Publishing House Pvt Ltd New Delhi, 1973, pp 143.

ONE of the very disturbing consequences of the unending quarrel between Peking and Moscow is the flood of anti-socialist literature issuing forth from these great metropolises of world socialism. A casual look at one^s shelf of recent books from Moscow impresses one with dozens after dozens of titles devoted to People's Republic of China. Look at some of them:

Mao's Pseudo-Socialism by V Gelbras ChinaŚCultural Revolution or Counter Revolution by

Wang Ming Chinese Crisis: Causes and Character by

Liparit Kyuzajhyan Whither China, by Fyodor Dimitriev Territorial Claims of Mao Tse Tung by

A Kruchinin and V Olgin Socialism Theory and Practice 1973 November Supplement devoted to China A Critique of Mao Tse Tung^s Theoretical Conceptions by

F V Constantinov and others.

There are besides these, hundreds and thousands of articles in every popular periodical and learned journal deriding and denouncing China by Soviet writers; in addition the daily broadcasts blare across the length and breadth of the globe in all possible tongues to reach all possible climes.

If all these were devoted to polemics on theoretical, ideological and policy questions we mav not take exception to them. Besides the most vitriolic denunciation of ideological positions th(░y contain blatant denials of the undisputed economic and social achievements of the Chinese Revolution. The Soviet publicists who find it hard to spare half a dozen words



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