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November 27th, 2014
Episode 64 of 501 episodes
Learn about the less-well known side of the history of the Chinese Liberation. Frank Dikötter discusses the impact of communism on the lives of ordinary people in China. He demolishes the notion, propagated in countless books, that Mao’s regime started off well and successfully tackled the evils left behind by the corrupt and incompetent Nationalists. It’s rather a history of death and torture.