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The Meaning of Kayyur

thorough overhauling to prevent such mass rallying around "wrong policies", particularly in view of what Mohanty says later ahout Lin Piao's rise: "Lin Prao took advantage of the mass upsurge to increase the dominance of the PL A." But here again Mohanty ignores Mao's role behind Liu's rise. Although Mao later opposed Lin, during the Cultural devolution he lent his support to the ambitions of the politically ambitious Lin probably to sway the army in his favour in his fight against the central party bureaucracy. In 1971-72 one of the charges against Lin was that he had popularised the 'genius cult'. But was Mao unaware of it throughout the days of the Cultural Revolution when Radio Peking and the Chinese press were making absurd claims about people getting cured or achieving increasing production by reading his Red Book of quotations?

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